Complete A Work Injury Accident Report Immediately
Reporting your workplace injury or construction site injury to your supervisor right away is crucial. It is the first important step in the claims process. Even if your employer does not have workers' compensation insurance (Pennsylvania law requires all employers to carry workers' comp insurance), documenting your injury right away will be a crucial part of your claim for injury compensation.
The sooner you complete the accident report, the better. If you delay making the report, you may lose your right to workers' compensation benefits, and your potential for success in a work injury lawsuit may become significantly diminished.
Please contact our team for assistance in filing claim forms completely and documenting all aspects of your job impacted by your injury, including:
- Evidence from the scene of your injury
- Events leading to your injury
- Retaining copies of all forms involved in the process
- Documenting how your injury affects your work and ability to complete job-specific tasks
- Medical treatments and medical reports
- Receipts for out-of-pocket costs related to medical treatment and travel
- Paychecks and time sheets prior to and following your injury
Comprehensive Guidance And Advocacy Throughout The Process
We can guide you through the legal process that follows once your employer has completed its sections of the filing forms. We can ensure your rights are protected in the process.
Pursuing A Third-Party Injury Lawsuit Or Suing Your Employer For Damages
You may have an underlying personal injury claim to make as a result of your workplace injury or construction injury. You may also be able to sue your employer for damages in certain situations.
Examples of situations that may allow for a work injury lawsuit include:
- A third party (e.g., other contractor, supplier, vendor, etc.) caused your work injury.
- A defective product caused your work injury. In this case, you may be able to sue the manufacturer or distributor for damages beyond workers' comp benefits.
- A toxic substance caused your work injury, which may allow you to bring a toxic tort claim against the manufacturer of the substance.
- Your employer does not carry workers' compensation insurance.
- Your employer's conduct or lack of adequate safety measures caused your work injury to occur.
We keep strong connections with a network of expert witnesses in several medical, vocational and technical fields (including OSHA compliance) who will help us establish the full and fair value of your case, including your long-term medical and financial needs.
With our representation, your medical bills and loss of income will be covered while your claim is ongoing.
Get A Free Consultation With An Attorney Today
Please email us or call us 24 hours a day at 215-392-4217 or 800-724-2323. We have served work injury victims and their families in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over 25 years from our office locations in Philadelphia, Reading, Lancaster, Allentown and Cherry Hill.