Pa. Court Sets Timeline For Insurers To Recoup Workers' Comp

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 5:27 PM EST) -- An en banc panel of a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Friday that insurance companies looking to file subrogation actions to recoup payouts for work-related injury claims have to start the process while the workers' compensation claim is still pending.

A seven-judge en banc panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court affirmed a lower court’s holding that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. had to establish its subrogation interest while workers’ compensation proceedings were pending, and not wait to file suit later, in its attempt to recover nearly $16,000 in...
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