PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Allows E-Mail Correspondence

Today, I received an e-mail from a Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ) in the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Hearing Office, indicating the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has now announced that certain correspondence can be sent to the WCJ by e-mail, rather than through the U.S. Postal Service. While the correspondence a party can send to a WCJ is limited (primarily routine correspondence, such as requesting a continuance of a hearing), this option is beneficial, not only to attorneys who practice in the area of PA workers’ comp, but also to helping reduce the amount of paper being used unnecessarily in the litigation process.