Delaware County Workers Comp Law
If you are filing a workers compensation claim you should familiarize yourself with the workplace injury laws. The procedure of filing a claim is very specific, and it is important when receiving approval for your that claim that it is filed correctly. The Larry Pitt & Associates workers compensation lawyers cover a brief summary of how to file a claim below. Contact the attorneys at Larry Pitt for further explanation and details of the worker comp laws, as well as the surrounding counties of Bucks County, Delaware County, and Chester County.
Workplace Injury Laws
If you sustain an injury while at your place of work or while performing your work duties then contact your employer as soon as possible to begin the compensation process. According to the Berks County worker comp law and throughout Pennsylvania, you only have 21 days to report your injury to your employer. Your employer then has only 48 hours to submit a report of First Report of Injury to the Bureau of Workers Compensation if a death has resulted, and ten days to report an injury.
The insurers will contact your employer within 21 days of their First Report of Injury if your claim is going to be denied. If it is denied you then should contact your workers compensation law firm to proceed with a litigation case, which will be your last chance to have your claim approved.
If your claim is not denied, according to workplace injury law, within 21 days of your employers’ submission you will receive either a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable Form for temporary compensation, or if you are approved you will receive an Agreement of Compensation Form. Properly fill out and file the appropriate form with the bureau, along with your Statement of Wages Form. If you are approved, the workers compensation investigation will be extended to 90 days for the bureau to research your case. After you are accepted for compensation you will have to submit more paperwork, which will vary depending on your situation, this can include a statement of wages, notification of suspension or modification to your compensation, statement of compensation paid, and an agreement to stop weekly payments, which is the final step of the workers compensation process.
If you have to file a workers compensation claim you should hire an a workers comp attorney with experience with the workplace injury laws. Contact Larry Pitt & Associates for more information, whether you need assistance with filing your workers compensation claim or with the litigation process after your first claim has been denied. The workers compensation law firm of Larry Pitt & Associates is experienced in workplace injury law and practices in Bucks County, Delaware County, Berks County, Montgomery County and Chester County.