When employees fall ill or are injured on the job they deserve to be compensated for their injury or illness with medical treatment and wage loss benefits.
The quickest way to ensure employees receive the compensation they deserve is by following the correct procedures when filing for a workers comp claim in Philadelphia.
Steps for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim
In order to receive your workers comp benefits it’s essential to report your injury or illness properly.
Step 1: Immediately report your injury or illness to your human resources department, supervisor, manager, or union representative. It’s vital to provide specific information when reporting your injury. Be sure to include:
- Date of injury
- Location or area of the incident
- What body part was injured
- How the injury occurred
Reporting your injury immediately is key to receiving your workers comp benefits. If you don’t report your injury within 120 days you lose the ability to receive any workers comp benefits.
Step 2: You must receive medical attention as soon as possible to assess your injury and provide treatment. Your employer should provide of list of health care providers you can see. You must continue treatment with your healthcare provider for 90 days. If your employer doesn’t provide you with a list of health care providers you may see doctor of your choosing.
Step 3: It’s crucial for you to document everything during this time. Make sure you receive copies of your workers comp claim, medical records, medical expenses, and prescriptions. Keep a notebook and write down everything–from the details of your injury, to how you feel on a day to day basis, and how treatment has or hasn’t improved your injury.
To learn more about filing a workers comp claim in Philadelphia contact the law Offices of Thomas More Holland.