Workers’ Compensation Judges
In Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation, cases are decided by Workers’ Compensation Judges. These Judges have certain requirements that they have to meet before appointment as a Judge by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. According to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, a candidate for judge must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. Be an attorney in good standing before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
2. Have five years of Workers’ Compensation practice experience before administrative agencies or similar experience
3. Complete the course of training and instruction and pass the examination required by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
All candidates for Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judge must take a civil service test. Successful candidates are hired from the top three performers on the tests in the geographical areas to which the test applies.
Judges also have a lengthy and restrictive code of ethics which they must follow. As a result of the prerequisites and the code of ethics, Pennsylvania has a group of highly qualified Workers’ Compensation Judges. If you are an injured worker appearing before a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judge, you can feel confident that the Judge deciding your case has a deep knowledge of the Workers’ Compensation Act and will handle your case fairly.
When you have questions about a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation case, you should feel free to contact an attorney at Abes Baumann. You will speak to a very experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer the day you call. You will not be charged anything unless you hire us and we are successful.