Don’t be denied your workers compensation!
If your question is, “How does a workers compensation claim work”, then chances are you need a lawyer that can help you navigate the confusing workers compensation claims process.
Thomas More Holland has over 20 years of experience with workers injured on the job, and the complicated and confusing process of workers compensation claims. At the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland, you can rest easy knowing that you have an experienced attorney and a knowledgeable staff that will handle your case. Read below and discover how TMH Law went above and beyond for their client.
‘Thomas Kelly suffered serious brain and head injuries when he was assaulted by a fellow worker. The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland represented Mr. Kelly in both his workers’ compensation claim and in a lawsuit for medical malpractice against Frankford Hospital and others. We settled the medical malpractice case with a confidential settlement. We not only won the workers’ compensation case, but we also pursued an appeal to the Commonwealth Court so that Mr. Kelly’s employer would be held responsible for paying our attorney’s fees instead of having them coming out of Mr. Kelly’s own pocket’.
This is just one example showing how at TMH Law we fight for our clients.
How Does a Workers Compensation Claim Work?
Your workers compensation claim begins the moment you report your on-the-job-injury. According to the Pennsylvania Labor Industry, you forfeit compensation if you do not report your injury within 120 days from the time of your injury. Once you’ve reported your injury, your employer should then provide you with a list of 6 health care providers that you can see for treatment. If your employer does not provide you with 6 physicians for treatment you may see any physician of your choosing for treatment.
After you’ve reported your injury, your employer must immediately report your injury to their workers’ compensation insurer. If the injury results in a disability, your employer has 7 days to file a First Report of Injury to the Bureau of Workers Compensation.
If your workers compensation claim is denied by your employer or your employer’s insurer, you have 3 years from the time of injury to file a claim petition.
If this all seems confusing, and you still are asking how does a workers compensation claim work, then it’s time to call the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland!