What You Should Know About Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims In Pennsylvania
If this is the first time you have suffered a workplace injury or occupational illness, you may be unsure of the steps you need to take to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. That inexperience can lead to mistakes that may cause your claim to be denied.
At Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to explain how to file workers’ compensation claims. We do not charge any fees for advising you. We never charge a fee of any kind unless you choose to retain our services and our lawyers are successful in obtaining benefits for you. With offices in Harrisburg and Enola, we represent injured workers throughout central Pennsylvania.
The following pages provide more information about filing workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania:
- Claims process: Notify your employer as soon as possible following a work injury. If your employer or insurer accepts the injury, it will file a Notice of Compensation Payable (NCP). If your employer or insurer wishes to investigate the claim further, it may file a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable, which is good for 90 days. Learn more about the process.
- Appeals process: If you receive notice that your benefits have been denied, you should contact our attorneys immediately. We can help you file a claims petition to challenge the denial.
- Types of benefits: Workers’ compensation provides medical benefits, wage-loss benefits and specific-loss benefits. Read more about these benefits.
- Third-party liability: If a third party caused your injury, our lawyers can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the third party. A third party is anyone other than yourself, your employer, or someone who works for your employer.
You do not have to go through the workers’ compensation claims process alone. Our lawyers are here to stand by you and your family to ensure that your best interests are protected and you are able to move forward with your life.