If the case does not settle, then it usually takes between 9 and 12 months to obtain a written Decision from a PA Work Comp Judge. There are many factors, such as the nature of the petition, the particular Judge it is assigned to, whether there are delays in the case due to scheduling depositions with doctors, etc.
Some petitions such as Penalty Petitions can be much quicker- such as 3 months. Again, it simply depends on a host of factors.
It can be a long haul, so injured workers in Pennsylvania need to be patient and communicate regularly with their attorney to learn what benefits may exist to help survive financially.
For more info about Pennsylvania Work Comp cases, call experienced PA Work Comp Lawyer Michael W. Cardamone for a FREE consult at 215-206-9068 or email Michael@cardamonelaw.com