Office of Adjudication

Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication

1010 North 7th Street
Room 318
Harrisburg, PA 17102-1400
To All Parties and Counsel
From: The Office of Adjudication
Date: September 2010
Re: Act 147 Resolution Hearing Procedure
 
Please use the following procedure to request a resolution hearing in this office:
  • Counsel for either party, or an unrepresented claimant, may request a resolution hearing at any time.
     
  • All resolution hearing requests must be in writing.
     
    • If the case is pending before a workers’ compensation judge, the request must be directed to the assigned judge.
       
    • If the case is not pending before a workers’ compensation judge, the request must be directed to the judge manager for the judges’ office serving the county of the claimant’s residence. If the claimant resides outside of the commonwealth, the request must be directed to the judge manager for the judges’ office most proximate to the claimant’s residence. The judge manager will assign a judge to conduct the resolution hearing.
       
  • The assigned judge’s office will schedule the case for hearing to take place within 14 business days of receiving the request.
     
  • If the assigned judge determines that he or she is unable to comply with any of the Act 147 requirements in a particular case, the judge manager will reassign the case to another judge.
     
  • The judge conducting the resolution hearing shall require written proof that a petition has been filed with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Upon receiving such proof, the judge shall proceed with the hearing and shall circulate a final decision within five business days of the hearing.
JUDGE MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION
Updated September 2010
 
JUDGE MANAGER JUDGES’ OFFICE
 
David A. Cicola, Western District Judge Manager
607 Main Street, Suite 100
Johnstown, PA 15901
(814) 533-2494
Altoona
Brookville
Clearfield
Erie
Greensburg
Johnstown
New Castle
Pittsburgh
Uniontown
Washington
 
Susan B. Caravaggio, Central District Judge Manager
208 West Third Street, Rear, Suite 202
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 327-3735
Harrisburg
Hazleton
Pottsville
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre
Williamsport
 
Karen A. Wertheimer, Eastern District Judge Manager
Grant Plaza Business Park
2901 Grant Avenue, Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19114
(215) 560-2125
Allentown
Bristol
Lancaster
Malvern
Reading
 
Joseph E. Hagan, Southeastern District Judge Manager
110 N. 8th Street, Suite 401
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 560-2488
Philadelphia, Northeast
Philadelphia, Arch Street
Upper Darby
 
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