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Most employees in Pennsylvania are covered by workers' compensation benefits. The workers' comp system is designed to provide employees with financial assistance if they sustain an occupation-related injury or illness. That means if you've been injured on the job, you have a legal right to get your medical bills paid and receive compensation for wage loss and physical impairments related to your work accident. While this might sound like a straightforward process, employers and their insurance companies sometimes deny legitimate workers' compensation claims, even for common work-related injuries.
Our workers' compensation attorneys in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania have extensive experience handling denied, terminated or reduced claims. If you were denied a workers' compensation claim, or if the insurance company tries to stop your benefits, you can take an aggressive stand to protect your rights.
Common Injuries in the Workplace
It can be hard knowing what to do to make sure your rights are fully protected after you've been injured at work. We can help. From filing initial paperwork, to collecting medical evidence, to filing a claim petition, we know the steps to take after a work injury.
- Loss of limbs
- Broken or fractured bones
- Loss of hearing or loss of vision
- Back, neck, shoulder, knee, or arm injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel
- Various injuries caused by overexertion (lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying)
- Traumatic injuries or reactions to substances or chemicals at the workplace
What Should I Do After a Work Injury?
If you were injured on the job, let your employer know about your workplace injury as soon as possible. Your employer and insurance company have 21 days to accept a claim or issue a denial.
- Report Your Injury: If you are injured on the job, you should immediately report your injury to a supervisor or person of authority at your place of employment. Your injury should be reported in writing, if possible. You should notify your employer within 21 days of your injury. Be mindful that you must give notice to your employer no later than 120 days after your injury or you will lose your right to receive benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act.
- Get Medical Treatment: Get medical treatment as soon as possible after a work injury. Do not ignore your injury or delay going to a doctor. You are required to treat with a medical provider from your employer's panel of physicians for the first 90 days following a work injury. If no panel exists, you can treat with a provider of your choosing from the beginning of your workers' compensation claim.
- Listen to Your Doctor: Follow your doctor's orders. Your workers' compensation benefits may be affected if you fail to follow your doctor's guidelines or restrictions.
- Enlist Legal Help: Don't give a recorded statement or sign anything given to you by the workers' compensation insurance company without consulting a lawyer. Without legal advice, you may unknowingly do or say things that could put your claim in jeopardy.
- It is highly recommended to consult with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer immediately after suffering a work injury. A knowledgeable Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorney at Metzger Wickersham can explain your full rights and help you navigate the workers' compensation system.
Serving Justice Since 1888. Contact an Experienced Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer!
At Metzger Wickersham, we represent workers' compensation clients throughout Pennsylvania. We have an attorney who is certified as a specialist in the practice of Pennsylvania workers' compensation law and an entire team dedicated to helping injured workers with their claims. If you trust us to take charge of your case, we'll deal with the hassles of the workers' compensation system, so you don't have to.
Our attorneys have a broad knowledge of workers' compensation laws in Pennsylvania and fight for clients who have sustained all types of on-the-job injuries while working in offices, at industrial sites, construction sites, in hospitals, and many other workplaces. If you are unable to work because of a disability or injury, our firm may also be able to help you obtain benefits through the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability programs.
For more information about your legal options, call us today at (888) 286-2850!