The Commonwealth Court upheld a section of Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act involving payments for work injuries caused by third parties, saying that the petitioner’s argument essentially amounted to claiming the section was unconstitutional because it worked “too well” to shift the financial burden for a work injury. 

The Friday ruling rejected both of the petitioner’s constitutional arguments against Section 319 and affirmed a Workers’ Compensation and Appeal Board decision that the petitioner’s employer was entitled to reimbursement for workers’ compensation payments after a trial court awarded the petitioner damages against a third party for a workplace injury.