Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Supreme Court Grants Allocatur in Jeanes Hospital

Jeanes Hospital v. WCAB (Hass) is the case that holds a Claimant must file a timely Claim Petition to add to the description of injury. The Supreme Court granted Allocatur to rule on whether, consistent with Commercial Credit, "...filing a review petition is an appropriate procedure by which to seek amendment of a Notice of Compensation Payable, even if filed more than three years from the date of the workplace injury, in order to add to the description of the covered injury(ies) such consequential medical and psychiatric conditions which are alleged and found to have resulted from the workplace incident or injury identified in the Notice of Compensation Payable, but were not in existence at the time the Notice of Compensation Payable was executed."

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