An online system for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses covered under RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) will be the predominant reporting method beginning Sept. 12, 2011. Employers reporting work-related injuries must use one of seven forms available on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website. HSE’s Infoline telephone service will cease operation on Sept. 30, 2011. However, fatal and major incidents and injuries in the workplace can still be filed by phone.
The Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Pearson Koutcher Law want to remind workers that it is crucial to report your work-related injury to your Pennsylvania employer immediately after you realize that you have been injured. Keep in mind:
In Pennsylvania, you have 120 days to report a work-related injury for purposes of Workers’ Compensation benefits. The Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Pearson Koutcher Law are ready to assist you in pursuing your injury claim against any employer in the Philadelphia or neighboring areas in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Contact us today to discuss your rights and responsibilities under the Workers’ Compensation laws.