What do you do When your Boss Refuses to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
In Pennsylvania, with few exceptions, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance covers employees who are injured at work. Most employers cooperate with the law and pay for the insurance, but some employers are unwilling to do so. In other cases, the employer provides insurance, but refuses to file a workers’ compensation claim, even threatening or harassing an employee who seeks his lawful benefits.
You don’t have to accept this kind of behavior from your job. If you are injured at work and your employer refuses to report your claim to his workers’ compensation insurance, or if your employer does not have insurance at all, your first step is to contact an expert* in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law to help you. The reason you need a lawyer is because when your employer behaves this way, you know you will have a fight on your hands.
How We Will Help If Your Employer Refuses to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If your employer refuses to file a workers’ compensation claim, the attorneys at Lowenthal & Abrams will contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on your behalf. When we contact the Bureau, we will determine whether and with who your employer is insured. If your employer is insured, we will file the claim directly with its insurer. If your employer is not insured, we will file a claim with the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund. Either way, we will make sure a claim gets filed on your behalf and we will fight for you to get your benefits.
Don’t Let Your Employer Walk All Over You!
Many employers don’t want to file a workers’ compensation claim because they are afraid their insurance rates will increase. Some employers don’t want to file a claim because they don’t have insurance and know they will end up with serious fines for failing to obey the law. Regardless of the reason, if you are injured at work, you have a right to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact us today for help.