Worker's Compensation Attorneys in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
What Is Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania?
Workers’ compensation is a state law provided under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act that requires employers to purchase insurance coverage to provide workplace compensation benefits to employees who become sick or injured on the job. Employers pay for this insurance and it does not require the employee to pay toward the cost of compensation. Through the workers’ compensation coverage, workers are provided benefits such as lost wages and medical care if they become sick or injured on the job. As a result of this law, employers are protected from personal injury lawsuits by injured workers.
Moreover, an employer must be on notice of the injury, and the employee must give notice to the employer within 120 days of the injury and no compensation is due until notice is given.
If a request for worker’s compensation benefits is denied by the employer or the employer's insurance carrier, the employee will have three years from the date of injury to file a Claim Petition. Once an employee reports a work injury, the employer is required to report the injury to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation by filing a first report of injury and also report it to their workers’ compensation carrier.
What to Do if You’re Injured!
Report Injury Immediately – inform your employer or supervisors, managers, or foremen of your injury as soon as possible so it is properly documented. Tell them exactly how you were hurt on the job as well as the date and location of the injury.
Seek medical attention - If injured, seek medical treatment immediately. Inform them about what occurred and how you became injured.
Seek Legal Counsel - Once you have notified your employer about your injury and have been treated by medical personnel, you should hire legal counsel as soon as possible. At The Town Law LLC, our workers’ compensation attorneys will work diligently and effectively in making sure your rights are protected and you are compensated for your losses.
I was injured on the job...Who Should I Call? At The Town Law, we understand just how stressful and costly workplace injuries can be. With our vast experience handling workers’ compensation cases throughout Bucks County, Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, Lehigh County and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania, we are well-equipped to ensure you get the best result possible with seasoned workers’ compensation attorneys by your side throughout the process.
Contact our firm today for a Free Consultation. Our staff of experienced workers’ compensation attorneys is dedicated to the best outcomes for all of our clients. The Workers’ Compensation practice is led by Paula S. Robinson, Esq. who is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.