Although many businesses have been affected by the Order of the Governor in response to the Covid-19 virus the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system remains open and available to help those injured at work.

We also possess the technology to support remote work efforts and we want to reassure you that we remain fully operational and responsive to all of your legal needs.

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic our firm has decided to WAIVE ALL WEEKLY ATTORNEY FEES for every new Workers’ Compensation client for the rest of 2020.  We want to do our part to give back to the community.  We will continue to reduce our fees on ALL lump sum settlement as well.

Stay healthy.  If you need answers or help, please call us, reach out to us though this web site or email us directly at: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*

Injured At Work? Now What?

After an on-the-job injury, you need to act fast to protect your rights. While Pennsylvania law provides workers’ compensation benefits to employees who are injured at work regardless of how the injury occurred, you must take certain steps to ensure you qualify.

We invite you to contact our law office in Pottsville at any stage in the process by calling 570-391-0199. One of our partner attorneys, Rob Frantz, is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist* and he and the rest of our team are prepared to listen to your concerns and answer your questions free of charge.

Steps To Take After A Workplace Injury

  1. Tell your employer about the workplace injury as soon as possible. Report the incident to your boss or supervisor. The law gives you 120 days to report an injury, but it is not wise to wait.
  2. Fill out a written report. Ask your boss for an injury report form. Make a copy to keep for your own records. If no form is available, write down what happened to the best of your ability.
  3. Ask about company doctors (also known as comp doctors) or panel physicians. Your employer should have a list of doctors posted. Within the first 90 days of your injury, you must be treated by a company doctor. It is important to do this as soon as possible, while your injuries are evident. Be honest with the doctor during your appointment. It can come back to haunt you later if you try to hide anything. After 90 days, you are free to see any doctor you would like, provided you give your employer five days’ notice. You are also free to get a second opinion within the 90-day period, but your employer will not pay for this.
  4. Follow the doctor’s treatment plan. Make sure you make it to subsequent appointments and follow the doctor’s instructions. It can hurt your case if you fail to follow the treatment plan.
  5. Call a reputable lawyer for advice. We will answer your questions for free at any stage in the process. If you feel the comp doctor is sending you back to work too soon or you have concerns about workers’ compensation benefits, we would be happy to help. We charge no fees for advice, and you can learn more about the fees we do charge our clients here.

Get Your Questions Answered

Workers’ compensation law is complicated. We believe very strongly that injured workers and their families need to understand their rights and options. Contact us today to talk over your concerns with an attorney. We do not charge for our advice. Call 570-391-0199 or send in our online form to get started.

*Rob Frantz is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.