Workers’ Compensation Law
Employees in or around Lycoming County who have sustained injury during the course of employment by a foreseeable risk of that employment may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. First steps in this process require notice of the injury within 120 days of the date it was suffered. The sooner the injury reported, the better the outcome for the employee. If proper notice is given to an employer within 21 days, it is likely that benefits will revert back to the date of the injury.
Providing that immediate notice was given to the employer, an employee may seek medical attention. It is important to note that an employee may be required to be seen by a doctor who is approved by the employer within the first 90 days of the injury.
After seeking and obtaining treatment, the injured worker should file his or her claim to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. It is at this point in the process that the employee may consider consulting and retaining the workers’ compensation attorneys at Carpenter, Harris & Flayhart. Any errors or omissions during the claim process may delay or potentially prejudice a workers’ compensation claim. You will want the process handled professionally from the outset.
An employer has many available defenses and delay tactics. It is unlikely that an employer or its workers’ compensation insurer will choose to pay you the full benefits that are available under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws.
Contact a competent and capable Jersey Shore, PA workers’ compensation attorney at Carpenter, Harris & Flayhart to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation after being injured in any Lycoming County work-related accident.
Remember that is in your best interest to contact us as soon as possible after providing your employer notice of your injury.