Being injured at work can be a stressful situation for anyone. Not only are you suffering from the injuries that you sustained, but you may not know or have questions about the process of getting the benefits that you deserve. If you have been injured at work, it is important that you take the following steps.
- You must inform your employer within 120 days of the injury that you were injured at work.
- The employer is then required to inform their insurance company of your injury.
- Once the insurance company has been notified and receives the information regarding your injury, it can either deny your claim, accept your claim or temporarily accept your claim.
- If the insurance company denies your claim, it is important that you contact our firm, so that we can help you recover the benefits that you need for your lost wages and medical expenses.
What do I do if I received a letter stating that my benefits are being modified, suspended or terminated?
If you receive a letter notifying you that the insurance carrier is attempting to stop your benefits or reduce your benefits you should contact our law firm, so that we may help you to keep you on your benefits.
My benefits were modified after I was sent for an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE).
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that Impairment Rating Evaluations are unconstitutional. This means that the Workers’ Compensation Law that used to allow insurance carriers to modify and put a time limit on your benefits based on an IRE is no longer in effect.
If you have had your benefits modified after an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE), you should immediately contact our firm, as we will be able to assist you in having your benefits reinstated.
If you have sustained a work injury it can be a stressful situation, both in dealing with your injury plus concerns about finances and medical bills. Please call Cynthia O’Donnell, Esquire at Patberg Law Firm at (412)232-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I will help make the workers’ compensation process go smoothly for you and help you get the benefits that you deserve.