How to Report Unsafe Working Conditions
While you shouldn’t feel unsafe at work, many industries come with more hazards than others. Even in jobs with seemingly less risk, dangerous working conditions can arise. These unsafe situations can be obvious or subtle. Sometimes, the conditions have already led to injury or illness. Other times, it has yet to get to that point, […]Continue Reading
Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Liability Claims
You’re using a piece of equipment at work, and it malfunctions. The accident causes a bad injury. You may be out of work for months. What are your options? Sometimes when a worker gets hurt on the job, a third party caused the accident. When this happens, you may qualify for workers’ compensation, but you also […]Continue Reading
Will Workers’ Comp Cover an Emergency Room Visit?
The rules governing which doctors you can see when you are on workers’ compensation may seem confusing. There are restrictions on what your employer will pay for when you get injured on the job. Most people don’t realize that you can receive treatment from a physician who is not on the list of approved doctors […]Continue Reading
Can I Reopen a Closed Workers’ Compensation Claim?
You might assume that, in most cases, when a workers’ compensation case has been closed in Pennsylvania, that’s the end of it. However, under some circumstances, this is not true and the case may be reopened at a later date. When can this happen, and when do workers’ comp cases actually close? Learn more below […]Continue Reading
What If My Employer Refuses to Report My Injury?
When you get injured on the job, you must report it to your employer right away. In Pennsylvania, your employer has to file a First Report of Injury (FROI) within seven days of your first missed day at work. But what happens if an employer does not report an accident to Workers’ Compensation? This is […]Continue Reading