Over a Decade of Workers’ Compensation Experience.
Suffering a work-related injury can be traumatizing, but it’s best to stay focused on your well-being should you find yourself confronted with such a scenario. If necessary, seek medical attention before doing anything else. Nothing is more important than your safety and well-being. After you’ve addressed any lingering physical issues, inform your employer of the incident as soon as possible. The process of receiving workers’ compensation benefits can only begin once your employer has been notified of your injury.
The Waiting Game.
Under Pennsylvania state law, your employee’s insurance company must respond to every workers’ compensation claim within 21 days of receiving notice. Keep in mind that you’ll be required to obtain a doctor’s statement confirming your injury and the effect(s) it will have on your job performance. This medical statement must be sent to your employer’s insurance company before any workers’ compensation benefits will be distributed.
What You Can Expect From Your Benefits.
While there are certainly exceptions to the rule, injured employees will typically receive between 90% and two-thirds of his/her workers’ compensation benefits. In order to determine that you are being paid the correct rate, contact a dedicated Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyer.
Complex Problems Call for Concrete Solutions.
There is nothing simple about Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system. If you or someone you love is currently battling the fallout from a work-related injury, you need experienced, reliable legal representation. Contact The Law Office of Michael L. Studd today to schedule your free initial consultation.