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§ 631. Knowledge of employer; notice of injury to employer; time for giving notice; exception

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 77 P.S. Workers’ Compensation

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 77 P.S. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. Liability and Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Notice of Injury
77 P.S. § 631
§ 631. Knowledge of employer; notice of injury to employer; time for giving notice; exception
Unless the employer shall have knowledge of the occurrence of the injury, or unless the employe or someone in his behalf, or some of the dependents or someone in their behalf, shall give notice thereof to the employer within twenty-one days after the injury, no compensation shall be due until such notice be given, and, unless such notice be given within one hundred and twenty days after the occurrence of the injury, no compensation shall be allowed. However, in cases of injury resulting from ionizing radiation or any other cause in which the nature of the injury or its relationship to the employment is not known to the employe, the time for giving notice shall not begin to run until the employe knows, or by the exercise of reasonable diligence should know, of the existence of the injury and its possible relationship to his employment. The term “injury” in this section means, in cases of occupational disease, disability resulting from occupational disease.

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1915, June 2, P.L. 736, No. 338, art. III, § 311. Amended 1927, April 13, P.L. 186, § 3. Reenacted and amended 1937, June 4, P.L. 1552, No. 323, § 1; 1939, June 21, P.L. 520, No. 281, § 1. Amended 1956, Feb. 28, P.L.(1955) 1120, § 1; 1972, March 29, P.L. 159, No. 61, § 18; 1972, Oct. 17, P.L. 930, No. 223, § 4, imd. effective.
77 P.S. § 631, PA ST 77 P.S. § 631
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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