Injuries in the workplace can happen at any time. If you work in Bloomsburg or the surrounding area, no matter what your workplace, you could be involved in an accident at work that leaves you in pain and unable to work. Or, your work activities may aggravate an existing condition or cause you to develop a medical condition.
In these situations, workers’ compensation in Bloomsburg is supposed to cover you, so you don’t have to worry about paying for the needed medical treatment. Benefits are also supposed to ensure you aren’t left without a source of money after an injury at work.
Unfortunately, the process does not always run smoothly, and sometimes, you need a Bloomsburg workers’ compensation lawyer. If you’re not sure how to fill out paperwork, don’t understand the notices you’re getting or find your benefits delayed or your claim denied, contact Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C. Our firm only handles workers’ compensation cases, so we have plenty of experience helping injured workers just like you get their rightful benefits.
Understanding the Basics of Bloomsburg, PA, Workers’ Comp Benefits
Pennsylvania law requires employers to pay for workers’ comp insurance for all qualified workers. If you’re not a contractor, volunteer or an exempt worker, you’re likely covered by workers’ compensation insurance. You never have to pay for this coverage, since it is paid for by the company or person you work for.
If you’re injured on the job or find you have developed or aggravated an injury or illness because of your work, you should seek medical attention if you are experiencing a medical emergency. You also need to report the injury to your place of work. You have 120 days to do this, but you should report your injury or illness as quickly as possible to get the process started. Your employer will make the claim with their insurance company, and you will learn the decision the insurer has made.
Do You Need a Bloomsburg Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Ideally, the workers’ compensation insurance process would work smoothly, and every injured worker would get the benefits that are rightfully theirs. Sadly, this does not always happen. Sometimes, employers and their insurance companies dispute legitimate injuries, paperwork is misfiled or incorrectly filled out or other problems arise.
Any issue with the process can mean your benefits will be delayed or your claim will be denied. In both cases, it can be very stressful. You’re already injured and you certainly don’t want to have to worry about how you’ll pay the bills while you heal from your injuries or illness.
If you encounter any problems with your workers’ compensation claim or need help understanding any part of the process, contact Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., online or by calling (717) 695-4722. We can set up a free case evaluation, so you get some answers. We may even be able to come to your home if you can’t come to see us because of your injury.