The first portion of this article is devoted to exploring the parameters of the application of the evidence rules under the Pennsylvania Act.
Next this article examines various theoretical considerations which better define the parameters of the application of the evidence rules. Among these considerations is the principle of "liberal application" which is applied to the evidence rules in compensation practice.
The second part of this article also examines the practical approach taken by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in analyzing evidence questions arising in workmen's compensation hearings. Finally, this article makes suggestions with respect to guidelines for application of the evidence rules in compensation cases.
In the course of this article several theses are set forth and advocated. Perhaps the pervasive thesis of this article is, however, that there is indeed a coherent law of evidence under the Pennsylvania Workmen's Compensation Act.
David B. Torrey,
The Rules of Evidence under the Pennsylvania Workmen's Compensation Act: Sources and Theoretical Considerations,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol29/iss3/4