The PA Workers’ Compensation Act allows you to file for wage loss benefits and benefits to cover medical costs if you’re injured, develop an illness or exacerbate an existing injury in the course of your work duties. Whether you are a full-time, part-time or seasonal worker, you’re generally covered, with a few exceptions.
Unfortunately, even if you should be covered, you may encounter problems with your claim, as many workers do. If that is the case, contact Frommer D’Amico for a free consultation with a Carlisle workers’ compensation attorney, or call us at 717-400-1000.
What Can I Expect After an On-the-job Injury in Carlisle, PA?
If you are injured at work, you will want to take these steps:
- Contact Authorities: Call 911 if the injury is life-threatening.
- Notify Your Employer: Report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. Unless your injury is an illness caused by long-term exposure, you have 120 days from the time you are injured to report the situation to your employer. In general, reporting sooner is better, as it helps you to have a record of the incident. For the same reason, you’ll want to report all injuries, even if you’re not sure you’ll file a claim.
- Seek Medical Treatment: If your employer has provided a list of at least six approved medical providers in a public place, you must choose from this list for the first 90 days of treatment. After the first 90 days of treatment, you can choose any doctor you’d like for your treatment, and your visits will be covered. During the first 90 days, if your employer has provided a list, you can visit another doctor on the list if your first doctor is not a good fit. If you go to a non-approved doctor during the first 90 days, your costs for those visits generally will not be covered. Your employer will then file the paperwork for your injury, and you will get a notice your claim has been accepted or denied.
- Look out for Any Problems: If your claim is denied or if you are getting less than you expected or your benefits may be cut off, contact a workers’ compensation lawyer in Carlisle, PA.
What Can Frommer D’Amico Do?
Frommer D’Amico is a workers’ compensation law firm in Carlisle, PA, with a reputation for getting results. Since 2012, we have recovered more than $50 million in settlements for injured workers. Our attorneys are certified workers’ comp experts — we only work in this one practice area to ensure our focus is always on our clients’ needs.
Your Frommer D’Amico workers’ compensation attorney in Carlisle, PA, can ensure your benefit checks go out on time, appeal denials, answer your questions, evaluate your rightful benefits and more. Best of all, we do not charge case management fees, which can save you thousands of dollars. If you need a caring, reliable Carlisle, PA, workers’ comp attorney, contact Frommer D’Amico for a free consultation or call us at 717-400-1000.