Even though a claimant did not file a claim petition for his work-related psychological injury until more than 13 years after the injury occurred, the statute of limitations was not tolled because the employer had voluntarily paid benefits for years before abruptly stopping, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.

A majority of a three-judge panel said that the claimant was right to assume that the statute of limitations was tolled by his employer’s payments under Section 315 of the Workers’ Compensation Act.

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