A work injury can be devastating. An injured worker may fear losing their job, placing themselves and their family at risk. If you are injured at work, no matter who is at fault, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Workers' comp provides wage loss and medical benefits if you are injured in the course of your employment.
In the event of a work injury, Pennsylvania requires that the injury be reported to your employer. Although the law provides 60 days in which to provide notice, an injured worker is better off reporting an injury as soon as it occurs. The longer you wait, the more likely that your employer and it's insurance carrier will deny your claim.
In the event of a work injury, you are required to treat with doctors approved by your employer and their workers comp insurance carrier for the first 90 days. After 90 days, you are free to select your own medical providers, and workers' comp is required to pay for your treatment.
Often, an injured worker is requested to undergo an independent medical examination. This is typically an indication that the insurer will attempt to modify or discontinue your workers' comp benefits.
It is very important that you seek legal representation in the event of a work injury. Our team of lawyers offers free consultations to assist you through your workers' comp claim. If you have been injured at work, call ACA Law at 570-348-0200 today. We fight for what's right.