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In the state of Pennsylvania a worker's compensation case or a lawsuit based on an injury for worker's compensation MUST be filed WITHIN THREE years from the date of the injury. Otherwise, the case will be barred based on the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations refers to the length of time in which an injured worker must formally file a worker's compensation claim. Since your injury occurred in the late 1990s you are too far past the statute of limitations to file a worker's compensation claim.
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