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.
Requests for copies of workers’ compensation records should be submitted online by registered WCAIS users.
Click here to go to WCAIS to make your request.
More information regarding online records requests can be found here. If you are not a registered user of WCAIS, please contact the Helpline at 800-482-2383 to become a registered user. Also, you may fax your request to (717) 783-6365.
If you have a subpoena issued by anyone other than a PA Workers’ Compensation Judge, an original copy of the subpoena must be mailed to the bureau at:
Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
651 Boas Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17121-0750
Attention: Records Unit
To have records certified, simply note that in your request. And lastly, please remember to include the following information when requesting records: claimant’s name, social security number, injury date(s), and party representation.