How To Apply For Workers’ Compensation

If you were injured at work, you may be facing significant obstacles in the near future, especially if your injury was severe and debilitating.

Workers' compensation insurance provides financial benefits to injured workers to cover their injury-related medical expenses and as financial assistance until they can return to work.

How Long Do I Have To File My Claim?

In Pennsylvania, you have 120 days after the date of your injury to file your accident claim and apply for workers' compensation benefits.

If you do not report the accident to your employer within this time frame, you lose your right to file a claim for workers' comp.

How Do I Apply For Benefits?

  1. You must seek medical care as soon as possible. Failure to do so can result in the denial of your benefits.
  2. Once your condition has stabilized, you must fill out an accident report with your employer. Although you have 120 days to do this, it is critical that you complete the form and submit it to your employer as soon as you are able.
  3. Your employer will contact the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry on your behalf.
  4. During this time, it is important that you contact an experienced workers' compensation lawyer . By working with a seasoned attorney who understands the process of obtaining workers' compensation, you can increase the chances that your claim will be approved and you will receive the maximum benefits available.

Once the application process has been started, it can take a few weeks to hear back regarding your benefits.

You may be asked to be evaluated by a doctor of your employer's choosing, or to provide your employer with copies of your medical records.

Contact An Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyer Promptly

Although it is possible to file for and be granted workers' compensation benefits without the help of an attorney, the process can be complex and overwhelming.

An experienced lawyer can guide you through each stage of applying for workers' compensation and can provide you with zealous legal support.

How To Contact Attorney Sean A. Casey

Sean A. Casey has worked with hundreds of individuals who have been injured on the job. He has a proven track record of success. Contact attorney Casey today in Pittsburgh at 412-802-9236, or contact him online.