Bureau Policy for Requesting Records, Including Decisions
When requesting non-public records in a workers’ compensation case, one of the following must be met in order for the bureau to honor the request:
- Bureau records indicate that the requester is a party to the case.
- The requesting attorney enters an appearance on behalf of a party when asking for the records.
- Request includes a signed and dated authorization release from the claimant (authorization release is valid if submitted within 60 days of date on form).
- Requester submits a subpoena (an original copy of the subpoena is to be mailed to the bureau).
Remember to include the following information when requesting records: claimant’s name, social security number, injury date(s), and party representation. The request should be mailed to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Attention: Records Unit, 1171 South Cameron Street, Room 109, Harrisburg, PA 17104-2501, or faxed to (717) 783-6365 (with the exception of subpoena requests). To have these records certified, simply note that in your request. Please note that certified copies of decisions can only be forwarded by U.S. mail. If certification is not needed, the copy can be sent by mail or by fax.