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Reporting Your Injury and Temporary Workers’ Compensation Benefits
When you are injured at work, a successful claim depends on your strict adherence to the requirements of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Your employer is not obligated to pay benefits until they receive notice of your work-related injury. Therefore, you should immediately report your injury to your employer. Time limitations apply so don’t hesitate giving notice for any reason. Upon notice, your employer may accept your claim and voluntarily start paying benefits to you, or they may deny your claim.
When you file a claim for wage-loss benefits, your employer or its insurance company has 21 days from the date of notice of your claim to accept or deny the claim. During that 21-day period, your employer might choose to start paying you temporary compensation benefits, with the right to deny the claim within an additional 90 days. So be aware: although your employer may pay temporary benefits during the first 90 days after your accident or injury, these payments will cease if your claim is denied upon its further review.
How Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Assist You
Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation attorneys understand the complexities of a successful Workers’ Compensation claim against an uncooperative employer or insurer. We will carefully and comprehensively gather the evidence to support your claim and file a thorough and accurate Claim Petition with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. At the claim hearing before a Workers’ Compensation judge, we will passionately argue your position, skillfully presenting proof of the cause, severity, duration and residual effects of your job-related injury or illness. We will competently present a solid case supporting your claim that will likely include your testimony, along with your doctors’ expert opinions about your condition and the medical treatments necessary for your optimal recovery. We will zealously cross examine employer witnesses and doctors who may provide an opinion consistent with the insurance company’s position.
If Your Claim Is Denied, Contact Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
At PearsonKoutcher, LLP, our workplace injury attorneys fight for the compensation you deserve and the resources you need to move forward and make the best possible recovery – both physical and financial. Your employer’s insurance company will be represented by an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney. You should be represented by one too. If your employer denies your claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits, contact PearsonKoutcher, LLP, immediately to talk to an experienced, competent attorney who has only YOUR best interests in mind.