How numbers make a difference in your workers comp claim.
Sustaining an on the job injury or illness can cause a hardship for you and your family. Workmans Comp is meant to provide for your medical treatment and expenses. If you’re unable to work due to the injury you sustained, then workers compensation will provide wage loss benefits until you are able to return to work.
First things first, if you’ve sustained an injury you MUST report your injury immediately! In order to receive any workmans compensation benefits it’s imperative your employer is aware of your injury, when it occurred, how it happened, and other necessary details you can provide for your employer and their workman compensation insurance providers.
Workmans Comp Numbers You Need to Know
21: The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry says that an employer’s workman comp insurance carrier has up to 21 days to accept or deny your claim.
120: If you do not report your injury within 120 days from your injury you will forfeit any and all workmans’ compensation benefits.
6: Once you’re reported your injury or illness to your employer, your employer must then provide you with at least 6 health care providers you can see for treatment. If at this time your employer does not provide you with a list of health care providers you may receive care from a health care provider of your choice.
90: However, if you receive a list of health care providers from your employer, you must receive treatment from one of these providers for 90 days. After 90 days you are able to receive care from a health care provider of your choosing.
7: You must be disabled for 7 days before you can begin to receive workman’s comp disability payments.
300: In an occupational disease claim, you injury/illness must have occurred within 300 weeks of the date of your last employment in order to be eligible for workmans compensation. You can file a petition within 3 years of your injury or illness.
500: If your benefits have been suspended, you have 500 weeks from the date of suspension to file a petition to reinstate your workman comp benefits.
With so many numbers to remember it’s important to have a workers compensation lawyer who knows their way around workmans comp cases. You shouldn’t be left in the dark when it comes to your worker compensation claim.
Call TMH Law today at (215)592-8080, and receive the understanding and expertise you deserve!