Filing a Workers' Comp Claim - Straight Answers from O'Malley & Langan
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Workers' compensation claims might seem simple. You sustain an injury at work, you tell your supervisor or foreman. End of story, right? Don't be so sure. Obtaining workers' compensation benefits can often be extremely complicated. The Workers' Compensation Act in Pennsylvania, which is designed to protect employees, is lengthy and complex. The Act includes many exceptions to various provisions and language that may be subject to legal interpretation.
Workers' comp claims are denied for many reasons. And one of the main reasons why is because the initial application for workers' compensation benefits was not filled out exactly right. There's no room for error when applying for these benefits.
What is the deadline to apply for workers' compensation benefits?
By law, you have up to 120 days in Pennsylvania to report your workplace injury or illness to be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. However, our experience has found that the sooner you report your injury, the stronger your case will be. That's why we recommend injured workers report their injury immediately. Your employer must then report your injury to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.
Why is applying for workers' comp benefits in Pennsylvania so complicated?
The slightest mistake can jeopardize your right to obtain workers' comp benefits. Even what words you choose on your application could affect your ability to be fairly compensated. With so much at stake, it's critical you have an experienced workers' comp lawyer on your side, working with you every step of the way.
Our knowledgeable Pennsylvania workers' comp attorneys can walk you through the application process. We know what language often raises a red flag with employers and insurance companies. We help people every day get their lives back on track. Learn more about workers' compensation cases on our frequently asked questions about workers' compensation page.
Injured at work in Pennsylvania? Get the help you deserve
If you were injured, you have a right to receive wage benefits, to receive any reasonable and necessary medical care to treat a work-related injury or illness. And you have a right to hire an attorney. Demand the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact O'Malley & Langan and discover what we can do for you. We know how to win, and we have the case results to prove it. Visit our verdicts and settlements page to see how we have helped other injured workers.
Put your trust in us. Contact O'Malley & Langan right now. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us if we win. It's that simple. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We assist people throughout Pennsylvania, including the counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Bradford, Schuykill, Lehigh, Monroe, Wyoming and Wayne. We have offices in Scranton, Pittston, Hazleton and Towanda.
O'Malley & Langan - here for you when you need us most.