Drexel Hill worker’s compensation lawyer, Michael T. Malarick, has won or settled many job related cases for Drexel Hill, PA residents. With over 25 years of experience as a worker’s comp lawyer, Michael T. Malarick has helped workers in several fields including: roofing, construction, electricians, and delivery men. If you have been injured at work and are seeking benefits, contact our experienced Drexel Hill workers compensation lawyer today for a free initial consultation.
When does worker’s compensation coverage begin?
If an employee’s work causes injury, illness, or disease, the employee is entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Worker’s compensation coverage begins on the date of hire. Worker’s compensation medical benefits also begin on the date of hire. Wage loss benefits begin after a seven (7) day waiting period from the date of injury. That is, wage loss benefits are payable on the eighth day following the date of injury. However, once the employee is out of work for fourteen (14) days, the employee will receive retroactive pay for the seven (7) day waiting period.
What must the worker do after an injury, illness, or disease?
The worker must report the injury, illness, or disease incurred in the course of his employment as soon as possible. If the employer denies the claim, the worker must file a claim petition. The benefits sought through a claim petition may include lost wages, medical care, specific loss benefits ( such as hearing loss or the loss of a finger or toe, etc.), and death benefits. Contact our Drexel Hill workers compensation lawyer for a free consultation today.
Must the worker go to a company doctor?
Yes. If your company accepted your claim, and, if your company posted in the work place a list of six (6) health care providers, you are required to select from that list a provider for your initial treatment through the first ninety (90) days. You may use another health care provider during that initial ninety (90) day period, but the worker’s compensation carrier may not pay that provider’s bill.
Drexel Hill Workers Comp Attorney
Michael T. Malarick has handled workman’s compensation cases ranging from falling off of a roof to slipping on a workplace floor. If you were injured or suffered an injury or disease on the job, contact Michael T. Malarick, an experienced Drexel Hill worker’s compensation attorney for a free initial consultation.