How to Report an Injury on the Job

If you have been injured on the job in Pennsylvania, listen in as attorney A.J. Palutis explains how to report the incident correctly.

If you live in Pennsylvania and need help with your workers’ compensation case, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-877-291-4722 and find out what benefits you are entitled to. The call is free…so pick up the phone and call.

Video Transcription:

Hello. My name is A.J. Palutis. I am a Pennsylvania workman’s compensation attorney. The question is, “how do I properly report my work-related injury?”

First, let me start off by telling you how not to report to your work-related injury. Simply calling your employer and telling them that you have a sore back and will not be coming to work that day, is an example of how not to report the work injury.

Rather, you should be very detailed in reporting to your supervisor, your human resource director, or anyone else in a supervisory capacity exactly what occurred at work and exactly what you hurt at the time of the work injury in terms of the parts of your body that were affected.

The workman’s compensation insurance carrier then has 21 days in order to respond by either accepting or denying your workman’s compensation claim. The more detailed you are about the original injury, and what body parts were affected, the greater the likelihood that you will have a successfully accepted claim. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call me at 1-877-291-4722 or reach out to us on the web at