Were you hurt on the job? Did your injury require medical attention? Are you wondering now how you are going to pay your medical bills?
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC, we understand how this can be a confusing and difficult time for you. We are here to help you through the workers' compensation process and answer your questions.
Get assistance applying for workers' compensation in Philadelphia by contacting attorney Richard A. Jaffe at 215-268-7348 or 866-959-8856. Mr. Jaffe has 27-plus years of experience fighting on behalf of injured workers.
How to File for Workers' Compensation
After you've been injured at work, the last thing you are worried about is ensuring you are submitting paperwork or meeting strict timelines for seeking workers' compensation benefits. While this is understandable, it is also a mistake. If you miss any one of the many steps or time limitations in this process, you may lose the ability to obtain compensation for your injuries.
In general, the workers' compensation applications process is as follows:
- Within 21 days of getting hurt, you must notify your employer of your injury. You can do so in writing or in person.
Failure to properly notify your employer within 21 may jeopardize your right to receive workers compensation and medical treatment.
- The insurance company must then accept or deny your application within 21 days of your notification.
- If your claim is denied, you have three years from the date of your injury to file a claim petition with the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.
If you do not file the Claim Petition within 3 years of your injury you will be barred from receiving any wage loss or medical treatment even if you were legitimately injured at work.
It is common to question why you need a lawyer to apply for benefits. In short, Mr. Jaffe can help you better understand how to correctly fill out any forms and file the proper paperwork. He can also represent you in any settlement conferences or determine the best way to appeal a denied claim. Reach out to our firm today to learn more.
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