Appealing a Workers’ Compensation Judge’s Ruling

If your hearing before the Workers Compensation Judge went against you, you might be entitled to appeal that adverse ruling. If the BWC judge ruled in your favor, your employer may also have grounds to appeal, putting your benefits in jeopardy again.

In most cases, the judge’s ruling in a workers’ compensation hearing is final. But if either side believes that the judge committed an error of law, an appeal may be filed with the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB).

The law firm of Martin Law is highly qualified to handle your hearing and any workers’ comp appeals. Our attorneys practice exclusively in this area of the law and Social Security Disability law, and bring over 30 years of experience to your case. Two of our attorneys, George Martin and Matt Wilson, have co-authored several editions of the workers’ compensation manual used by lawyers and judges throughout Pennsylvania.

Workers’ Comp Appeals

There is no testimony or new evidence presented in a workers’ compensation appeal before the WCAB. It is not a review of the facts of your case. It is strictly a review of the trial record at the hearing to determine if the judge incorrectly applied the law or erred in procedure.

The Appeal Board is made up of 12 commissioners. They conduct hearings (oral arguments by attorneys) in various areas of the state about four times a year. We have initiated and defended appeals on behalf of workers’ compensation claimants throughout the Philadelphia area and southeast Pennsylvania.

If you lost your hearing or your employer is appealing a favorable ruling, email or call us at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation. There are no attorney fees unless we win your appeal, in which case we receive 20 percent of your recovery.