Pennsylvania workers’ compensation hearings are generally held in each county in the Commonwealth. Some smaller counties may share hearing facilities, while more populous counties may have a second location. The county in which the injured worker resides is typically the county in which hearings will be held, provided the injured worker lives in PA.
For several years, hearings in Bucks County have been divided between Bristol (for Lower Bucks County) and Doylestown (for Central and Upper Bucks County). While that will still be the case, hearings in Doylestown which had been held at the Bucks County Courthouse will now be moved to the Bucks County Administrative Building (which is across the street from the Courthouse). For those unfamiliar with Doylestown, the Bucks County Administrative Building is actually the former courthouse. While the two buildings are across the street from one another, injured workers should be sure they are heading to the correct hearing location.
Bucks County is not the only one with multiple hearing locations. Several others split their cases between two offices. Montgomery County spreads its caseload between Malvern (for Western Montgomery County) and Dresher (for Eastern Montgomery County). Injured workers who reside in Northampton County may have hearings in Tannersville (North) or Easton (South). Philadelphians used to have the convenience of hearing locations in both Center City Philadelphia and Northeast Philadelphia, but the latter was closed several years ago.