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Reporting Your Work-Related Injury and Temporary Workers’ Compensation Benefits

When you are injured at work, a successful job injury claim depends on your strict adherence to the requirements of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Your employer is not obligated to pay injured worker benefits until they receive notice of your work-related injury. Therefore, you should immediately report your work injury to your employer.  Time limitations apply so don’t hesitate giving notice for any reason.  Upon notice, your employer may accept your workplace injury claim and voluntarily start paying benefits  to you, or they may deny your compensation claim.

When you file a Workman’s Comp claim for wage-loss benefits, your employer or its insurance company has 21 days from the date of notice of your Workmen Compensation claim to accept or deny the Work Comp claim. During that 21-day period, your employer might choose to start paying you temporary Workplace Compensation benefits, with the right to deny the work injury claim within an additional 90 days. So be aware: although your employer may pay temporary work related accident benefits during the first 90 days after your accident or work related injury, these payments will cease  if your job injury claim is denied upon its further review.

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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 work injury 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 Workers’ Compensation 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.

We’ll help you find the Workers’ Compensation benefits that will best suit your needs.

Pearson Koutcher Law only handles workplace accident cases in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. With over forty years of combined experience, we know how to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. Our Workplace Compensation Attorneys provide outstanding work injury services and have achieved extraordinary results. Through hard work, communication, and exceptional relationships with our clients, we can help to identify and get you the work related injury benefits you need most. All clients are given the number of the job injury lawyer handling their case and are encouraged to call us whenever needed. Consultations are arranged around the client’s schedule and can be set up at one of our local offices or in a place of residence. We serve work injury clients in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia, always offering unimpeachable aid in your time of need. Contact us for more info and assistance identifying the most suitable workplace injury package.

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If Your Workmans’ Comp Claim Is Denied, Contact Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

At PearsonKoutcher, LLP, our workplace injury attorneys fight for the Workmen 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.


Pearson Koutcher Law
1650 Arch Street
Suite 2501
Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 627-0700

Bethlehem Office serving the Lehigh Valley
528 Maple Street,
Bethlehem, PA 18018

(484) 294-4090

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