Appeal from the Order of the Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board in case of Della Mae Rudolph v. Department of Public Welfare, Embreeville State Hospital, No. A-68342.
Diane Upson, for appellant.
Martin W. Bashoff, with him John E. O'Connor and James N. Diefenderfer, for appellees.
Judges Crumlish, Jr., Kramer and Rogers, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Kramer.
[ 19 Pa. Commw. Page 626]
This is an appeal by Della Mae Rudolph (Rudolph) from an order of the Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board (Board), dated October 10, 1974, which affirmed a referee's decision holding that Rudolph's claim for workmen's compensation is barred by the statute of limitations.
The petinent facts in this case, as found by the referee, are as follows:
[ 19 Pa. Commw. Page 627]
"1. On 6-30-70, Della Mae Rudolph, claimant, was employed by the Department of Public Welfare, Embreeville State Hospital, defendant.
"3. On 6-30-70, claimant herein suffered a work connected accident and injury while engaged in the course of her normal work activities. Although claimant presented herself to the infirmary of defendant-employer on said date and filed an accident report, claimant did not become disabled nor did she terminate her work.
"4. Although claimant apparently lost a day here and a day there -- no specific days of lost work appear from the evidence -- claimant was not totally disabled from working until July of 1971, on which latter date she was hospitalized and disabled for a period of three and a half weeks. Thereafter, claimant returned to work.
"5. Defendant-employer was advised of claimant's accident and injury by accident report filed on 6-30-70.
"6. Claimant discussed her injury with a Mr. Passanante, personnel officer of defendant-employer, and Mr. Herman J. White of the Personnel Department of defendant-employer, as well as with a Mr. Kagle, an insurance adjuster for the carrier herein involved, at various times from 6-30-70 to sometime later in 1971. At no time was ...