IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA EASTERN DISTRICT
September 9, 2010
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
WORKERS COMPENSATION APPEAL
Petition for Allowance of Appeal from the Order of the Commonwealth Court PETITION OF: PATRICIA KRIEBEL
AND NOW, this 9th day of September, 2010, the Petition for Allowance of Appeal is GRANTED, LIMITED TO the following issue: Whether the Commonwealth Court's decision to reverse the decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board and reinstate the decision of the Workers' Compensation Judge is supported by substantial competent evidence, given (1) the rebuttable statutory presumption, under Section 301 (e) of the Workers' Compensation Act, that Decedent's occupational disease, i.e., hepatitis C, arose out of and in the course of his employment as a firefighter; and (2) the absence of any evidence establishing that Decedent was an intravenous drug user, shared needles, and/or came in contact with contaminated needles.
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