Editor: James F. Kilcur

120-day notice period: Clock doesn't start ticking until employee knows injury cause

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that the 120-day period for an employee to notify you about an injury doesn't begin to run until she has received a medical diagnosis of her work-related injury. In other words, the employee's knowledge of an injury alone isn't enough. To trigger the notification period, she must know or reasonably be expected to know the actual cause of the injury. You may find that difficult to prove because an employee's suspicion that an injury was work-related may not be enough to be considered "knowledge" of its cause. Read More...