Office of Adjudication

Office of Adjudication


  • The WCOA RESOURCE CENTER is a one-stop shop for all of your WCOA related needs. Contact the WCOA Resource Center if you …
    • Need assistance navigating the WCAIS system
    • Need assistance navigating the Workers' Comp Adjudication process in general
    • Want to report WCAIS system defects
    • Have an idea to enhance the WCAIS system

    Phone: 1-844-237-6316

    Hours of operation are 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
  • Revisions to the Special Rules of Practice and Procedure before Workers' Compensation Judges and the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board have been published in final form. The revisions are effective as of the publication date, December 20, 2014. A link to the revised rules is provided below.

    Special rules of administrative practice and procedure before the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board and workers' compensation judges
  • Attorneys Filing UEGF Notices of Claims/Claim Petitions
    A Notice of Claim Against Uninsured Employer, Form LIBC-551, may be completed, signed by the claimant, and uploaded into WCAIS, will constitute notice to the Fund, pursuant to section 16-3(b) of the PA Worker’s Compensation Act, 77 P.S. §2703(b). If you cannot upload this form into the WCAIS system, you may notify the Fund of this claim by mailing the completed form to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, attention UEGF, 1171 S. Cameron St., Room 103, Harrisburg, PA 17104-2501.
    A Claim Petition for Benefits from the Uninsured Employer and the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund, Form LIBC-550, may be filed 21 days after filing the UEGF Notice. If you do not wish to upload the UEGF Claim Petition form via the WCAIS system, you may mail the completed petition to Office of Adjudication, attention Petitions Unit at 1010 North 7th Street, 2nd Floor Room 202, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1400.
  • WC FORMS NOTICE: The workers' compensation forms listed on the Department of Labor & Industry website are provided for your immediate use. However, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication require their use on the effective dates noted on the website. Previous versions of these forms submitted after their effective dates will not be accepted and will be returned to the filing party.
  • CIMS Claims Converted to WCAIS (effective September 2013).
  • Notice Regarding WCOA Email Resource Accounts: Email resource accounts have been created for all WCOA field offices. These email accounts may be used to send emails and certain documents to any WCOA field office. Additional information about the email resource accounts is available here.
  • Obtaining UC Information for Hearings
    Due to changes in Federal regulations, Pennsylvania made changes to the Unemployment Compensation (UC) Chapter 61 regulations, effective February 12, 2011. The regulations now contain provisions which limit the use of unemployment compensation information in courts. Information on how to obtain Unemployment Benefits Offset Information for use in Workers' Compensation claims in light of these changes is available here.
  • To request security for a hearing or mediation, please call the assigned judge's office and ask for the clerical supervisor. Please call as far as possible in advance of the hearing or mediation date, and be prepared to supply necessary information including the date and time of the hearing or mediation and the nature of the security concern.
  • Resolution Hearing Procedures
    The Office of Adjudication has implemented the resolution hearing procedures required by Act 147 of 2006. These procedures are available to expedite hearings and decisions on compromise and release agreements.
    Review the Resolution Hearing procedures (PDF)

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