What should you do if you get injured at work in Pennsylvania? How do you know whether you have rights or what your employer owes you?
Philadelphia Workers Compensation: What to Do
As a worker in Pennsylvania you are entitled to medical services and sometimes, financial compensation for pain and suffering. The first thing you should do if you are not sure if you qualify for Philadelphia workers compensation is notify your employer of what took place.
After you tell your supervisor about your injury, your employer and their insurance company have 21 days to decide whether the claim should be accepted or denied. If your claim is accepted, then you are entitled to worker’s comp, which may very likely include medical assistance, in addition to partial or full benefits depending on whether you are still able to work.
You are not able to sue your employer after you have been given workers compensation, since receiving it means you are giving up the right to pursue a claim against your employer.
If your claim is denied, you need to take a step back and decide whether you believe it is time to file a claim against your employer. According to the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, any injury caused by the job, whether pre-existing or not, is considered a work injury. That includes back problems, sprains, broken bones, cuts, etc.
You should consult a trusted leader in worker’s rights in Pennsylvania if you are considering filing a lawsuit and must decide whether this is the right option for you. A lawyer at TMH Law will be happy to talk with you, listen to you explain the details of your circumstances, and give you advice based on our intimate knowledge of Pennsylvania law and previous workers’ comp cases which were successful in court. We have helped many people just like you to fight for the rights they deserve, and win!
Call TMH Law today for information on Philadelphia workers compensation at 215 543-6783.
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