Timeliness Matters: The Dates Involved in Your Workers' Comp Claim
Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, almost every employer is required to provide insurance coverage for work place injuries. (Not all employers, however, comply with the law). This builds a safety net around industry -- affording you the comfort of knowing that if you suffer a workplace injury, you will still have income to buy groceries and pay your bills.
While this Act provides valuable benefits, the deadlines it requires must be followed in order to receive compensation.
Reporting Your Injury: You must immediately report an injury. If you fail to report your injury to your employer, you may not be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
Filing a Claim Petition: If your employer refuses to report your workplace injury, you can file a claim petition. Filing a claim petition will enable you to have your injury case presented in a hearing with a workers’ compensation judge.
While legal representation is not required at a workers’ compensation hearing, it is strongly recommended. The complicated process of and paperwork involved in a workers’ compensation claim makes expert legal guidance invaluable. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, call Ross & Ross at (814) 274-8612 to let us fight for the compensation you have earned.
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