Workers compensation in Pennsylvania is a no-fault system that provides benefits to injured workers who are injured on the job. The system provides wage loss benefits for time missed from work, medical benefits for reasonable, necessary and related medical expenses. As well as some other benefits in certain limited circumstances. When you're injured, the first thing you need to do is notify your employer. That is the trigger that starts the process for a claim. Once the employers notify there is a certain time period with which they have to accept or deny the claim.
If the claim is accepted, you will be receiving checks from the insurance company for time missed from work at the same intervals that you received your paycheck. If your claim is denied, what you need to do is file a claim petition as quickly as possible. You can do this yourself or with the assistance of an attorney. We at O'Malley & Langan file claim petitions all the time. We're well versed in how this works and we'd be happy to talk to you about that process and help you if necessary.