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Who Should Report an On-the-Job Injury?
If you were injured on the job, you need to report it, whether or not you lose any time from work or see a doctor. Not only do most employers require this, but you are also protecting yourself by reporting an accident. What you think is just a bruise today could turn into a serious injury tomorrow that could require you to miss work and send you to the doctor.
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Advice From the Attorney at Vellner Law
Off Site Injuries
People do not always realize that work-related injuries are not limited to injuries that occur at the employer's workplace. People who drive for their employers and are involved in accidents are covered by Pennsylvania workers' compensation law and are eligible for benefits.
Before or After-Work Injuries
They may also not know that you do not have to be clocked in to be covered. If you fall in your employers' parking lot before or after work, you should report it. You are probably eligible to file a workers' compensation claim.
Out-of-State Drivers' Injuries
Out-of-state drivers who are injured in accidents while in Pennsylvania, may also be covered. If your employer does any business in the Commonwealth at all, you are probably eligible. However, you must first report the accident and injury to your employer.
Things to Remember About Reporting Your Injury
To formally notify your employer, you need to complete an incident report. The first step is to notify your supervisor immediately, who will make sure you have the correct forms. The workers' compensation insurance carrier then conducts an investigation of your claim. You should be sure that you include all injuries that occurred on your report, because you do not know yet which, if any, injuries may become long-term. Noting them at the beginning of the process will make things easier down the road.
You should also record all the details of the incident. For example, if your co-workers saw the accident, write down their names. Record the date and time of the accident, as well as when you reported the injury to your supervisor, and when you visited the doctor. The more information you have, the more likely your work comp claim will be approved.
Contact our law firm for a free initial consultation. To learn how to report a workers' compensation injury, call an Allentown attorney at 484-821-5026. Find out about the workers' compensation process.
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