Am I eligible for workers' compensation?
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The first question many people ask when they contact us about a workplace injury is whether they're eligible for workers' compensation. The question seems straightforward. But the answer's much more complicated than you might think.
To understand whether you will receive workers' compensation benefits for your workplace injury, it's important to know how the system works in Pennsylvania. You can also find more information on our website on our page devoted to frequently asked questions about workers' compensation.
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You must meet the following standards to be eligible for workers' compensation benefits in Pennsylvania:
- Your injury occurred at work
- You did not intentionally cause your injury
- Your injury did not occur while engaged in illegal activity (including illegal drug use)
- You reported your injury to your employer within 120 days of your injury
- You have medical evidence to support your claim
Even if your workplace injury meets all these criteria, your application for workers' compensation benefits might be denied. That's because workplace injury accidents and workers' compensation claims can be extremely complicated. Just because you received a Notice of Workers' Compensation Denial or Notice Stopping Temporary Compensation doesn't mean you should give up. Our attorneys can analyze your claim and determine the best course of action.
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Don't underestimate the seriousness of your workplace accident. Take your case seriously right from the start. Contact O'Malley & Langan and discover what an aggressive Northeastern Pennsylvania workers' compensation lawyer can do for you. With offices in Scranton, Pittston, Hazleton and Towanda, we represent injured workers in cities and towns throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
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