Workers’ compensation claims in PA are much more complex than many people realize. Once you’ve been injured on the job, there are several things that will be part of the process:
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1) The steps you take immediately could affect your workers’ comp claims in PA.
Once you’ve suffered an injury at work, you’ll want to get immediate medical help if you need it. If there’s a chance you’ve suffered a head injury or if you’re seriously injured, get someone to contact emergency services for you. In addition to prompt medical attention, however, you’ll want to start documenting your injuries and report your injuries to your supervisor, manager or the appropriate person at your workplace.
You’ll also want to start documenting any costs you incur as a result of your injuries and medical costs. Keep a careful record of how the injury affects you. At this stage, you may also want to get legal advice from My Comp Lawyers about your Pennsylvania workers comp claim. We can help guide you through what can be a complex process and pursue every avenue so you get the maximum compensation.
2) Stay informed about your Notice of Compensation Payable and your Statement of Wages.
The Notice of Compensation Payable and Statement of Wages are filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and are filled out by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. You should get a copy of this paperwork and check it carefully to ensure your wages, the description of your injury, and your type of employment is filled out correctly.
Incorrect information can hurt your Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim. For example, if a fracture is inaccurately listed as a sprain, you may not get the full benefits you’re entitled to. If your wages are listed as lower than your actual pay, you may get less than you deserve. If you have trouble getting a copy of the Notice of Compensation Payable of if the information is not accurate, contact My Comp Lawyers to get the situation rectified.
3) Act quickly if you receive late checks or checks for less than you expect.
If an insurer sends you late checks, contact My Comp Lawyers after noting when the check arrived and making copies of the check and envelope. Similarly, if you are receiving less than you expect because of offsets or for other reasons, get legal help. My Comp Lawyers can review your benefits to ensure you are getting the maximum that you deserve.
Whether there’s a problem with the paperwork, rejection of benefits or another problem, contact the dedicated team at My Comp Lawyers. All the lawyers on our team are certified workers’ compensation specialists and we have secured more than $50 million in settlements for our clients. We’d be happy to take a look at your case and to show you, step-by-step, what we can do to help you recover the benefits that are rightfully yours.
You can contact us 24/7 for information on legal rights for injured workers. Please call 1-800-875-1015
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