Mercer Workers Compensation Attorney
Mercer County, Pennsylvania, has a dynamic workforce, with specialties across many different industries. Historically, Mercer County was an industrial manufacturing hub. Over time, manufacturing has decreased and made way for other industries such as tourism, retail, health services, and technology. There are 50,055 employees who currently call Mercer County their home. Dallas W. Hartman P.C. is proud to offer workers’ compensation assistance to every employee in the region.
About the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation System
In Hermitage, Grove City and throughout Mercer County, almost every employer has to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage by law. This insurance gives employees the ability to request financial recovery for injuries they sustain at work or while performing job-related tasks. This includes all occupational injuries and illnesses that do not stem from the employee breaking the law or self-inflicting harm. To apply for workers’ compensation insurance benefits, an injured employee must take the following steps:
- Report your injury to the employer or supervisor immediately. There are strict time limits for reporting a work-related injury to a supervisor, so do so as soon as possible. Tell the supervisor the time, date, and location of your injury.
- File your claim with the Bureau. Your employer should file a claim on your behalf after you report your accident. If your employer chooses to deny your claim, you have the right to take the claim to the Bureau for a hearing instead.
- Go to the doctor for an official check up. Seek treatment for your injuries right away. Keep all records relating to your injury, including X-rays and treatment plans. The insurance company may need these files to support your claim.
If the Bureau accepts your claim, you should receive your first workers’ compensation check within a month of filing. The check will cover all accident-related medical expenses, as well as two-thirds of your average missed wages if your injury kept you home from work. Sometimes, the Bureau will deny or unreasonably delay a workers’ compensation claim in Mercer County. If this has happened to you, contact our lawyers.
What Can a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Do for You?
Contact our lawyers at any time after a workplace injury. We can help you understand the complexities of a workers’ comp claim in Pennsylvania and maximize your odds of a successful filing process the very first time. Our attorneys can also break down the compensation you qualify for, and explain a benefit check to you if need be. A lawyer is particularly helpful if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, or if the insurance company has denied your claim.
The Mercer County personal injury attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman P.C. have handled thousands of cases in Pennsylvania. We have decades of combined experience with the state’s workers’ compensation and personal injury laws. If you have an insurance bad faith claim on your hands, we can help you go up against the company to fight for the compensation you deserve. If your accident involved someone else’s negligence, a personal injury claim may be the right move. Talk to a lawyer today about your case in Hermitage or Grove City in a free consultation.