A work injury can be devastating to you. It affects not only your income but can affect your health coverage and other benefits. The law in PA is very intricate and you need an attorney to guide you. Representing injured workers has been a major part of my law practice over the years. When you are injured on the job, the combination of physical, financial and psychological stress can be overwhelming. You need someone who knows the law and can fight for your rights. Call me for a free consultation.
Some important tips when injured:
– Give notice of your injury immediately-you can lose your right to benefits if you do not give notice.
– Get immediate medical attention-you must document your injury. If your employer maintains a provider list, then you must go to their designated physicians for the statutory time period if they direct you to do so.
– Contact an attorney. Even when you do not need to retain me yet, I can guide you so that you comply with the requirements of the Workers’ Compensation Act with regard to notice, return to work, treatment, and resolving your case.