Navigating The Workers' Comp Claims Process

In Pennsylvania, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for all of their employees, regardless of job classification or number of employees the organization has on staff. This means, if you are a part-time, seasonal, temporary or full-time employee, and you are injured at work, you could file a workers' compensation claim to address the medical and financial consequences of your injury.

The process of filing a workers' compensation claim can be challenging, particularly for people who are struggling to recover their health and manage their finances while they are unable to work. Our law firm is here to simplify the process and provide a clear route to recovery.

At the Law Office Of Deborah M. Truscello, we work with injured workers throughout Delaware County and Pennsylvania to ensure all of their needs are met. These may include short-term and long-term medical care needs as well as any financial challenges caused by temporary wage loss, permanent disabilities and the inability to return to work.

When Should I Begin The Workers' Comp Claims Process In Pennsylvania?

No workers' compensation insurance claim can be filed until the injury is reported. The first thing you should do when you have been injured or suspect that your health has been compromised because of conditions at work is talk to your employer and get any immediate medical attention you need.

Once your employer is notified of the injury, and you have missed time at work because of that injury, he or she must file a first report of injury with the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

At this point, your claim will be accepted or denied, but the process takes time. Even when claims are immediately accepted, they do not reflect the full scope of long-term care needs. Having an attorney to advocate for your interests can relieve you of the legal burden and help you push for the compensation settlement you deserve in this often impersonal and insufficient system.

With more than 25 years of experience, we have seen the full effects that workplace injuries have on workers and their loved ones. We can help you address the collateral damage caused by this injury and fight back in cases of denied workers' compensation claims.

Your Questions Answered

We are available to answer your questions and discuss the challenges you face because of your workplace injury. Contact an experienced lawyer at our office in Media online or by telephone at 610-228-4376 to arrange a meeting.