Main Menu
Call Us Today 866-967-8935 610-228-4582
Practice Areas

How to start a workers' compensation claim

Being injured on the job is stressful, emotional, overwhelming and downright difficult to handle. If you've never been hurt on the job in the past, a first-time injury can be very scary, even if it is not severe. Any time you spend out of work because of an injury or illness caused by the job is frightening. You start to doubt whether you will return to work in the future. If you have suffered an injury on the job, here is how to start a workers' compensation claim.

The very first step you must take -- and this is imperative -- is to report an injury or illness to a supervisor. You can't just tell a coworker and expect the process of receiving workers' compensation benefits to begin. A manager or supervisor should always be notified when an employee is hurt or sickened on the job. The longer you wait to inform your supervisor, the likelier it becomes that your claim will be denied.

The second step is to speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney about your injury or illness. This must be done even if your employer accepted the blame for what happened and has told you the company will pay for your medical expenses and time missed at work. You want to be well-represented in these cases.

The third step is to seek the proper medical care from a trusted physician. Make sure you follow all of the doctor's orders and perform the proper therapy or rehab prescribed for your injury. When you ignore the orders of the doctor, you risk losing your workers' compensation claim before it even gets off the floor.

The fourth step is to officially fill out and file a claim in Pennsylvania. Make sure the form is correct and has all of the required information about the accident, the resulting injury and the medical treatment issued so far.

Visit our page today to learn more about workers' compensation and how you can file a claim for your injury.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Handicapped Accessible

Secure Payment Form

Fax: 610-970-1595 Please send all correspondence to Pottstown address

Pottstown Office
800 East High Street
P.O. Box 444
Pottstown, PA 19464

Toll Free: 866-967-8935
Phone: 610-228-4582
Pottstown Law Office Map

West Chester Office
13 W. Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Toll Free: 866-967-8935
Phone: 610-228-4582
West Chester Law Office Map

Reading Office
606 Court St., Suite 203
Reading, PA 19601

Toll Free: 866-967-8935
Phone: 610-228-4582
Reading Law Office Map

Review Us