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Understanding workers’ compensation for eye injuries at work

On Behalf of | May 8, 2024 | Workers' Compensation |

Workers’ compensation is a system designed to help employees who suffer injuries while on the job. It provides medical benefits and wage replacement without the need for lengthy court disputes. If you have sustained an eye injury at work, it is important to understand how workers’ compensation functions.

How to file a claim for an eye injury

If you are experiencing an eye injury at your workplace, there are a few steps you should take immediately:

  1. Report the injury: Immediately tell your employer about the injury. This is your critical first step in the claims process.
  2. Seek medical attention: Go to a healthcare provider to have your injury assessed. Your medical records will be vital to your claim.
  3. Documentation: Collect and organize all documents related to your injury and treatment. This collection should include medical reports, bills, and a written accident report.
  4. Consider talking to a lawyer: If you haven’t filed workers’ compensation claims before or have questions about the process, this may be a good time to speak with a lawyer.
  5. File the claim: Submit your workers’ compensation claim through your employer, who should provide the necessary forms and help you through the process.

What to expect after filing a claim

Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer will review your claim to determine if it’s eligible under Pennsylvania state law. If approved, you’ll receive information about the compensation for medical costs and any wage replacement benefits. If denied, you have the right to appeal the decision.

Sustaining an eye injury at work can significantly impact your life, but workers’ compensation is designed to support you during your recovery. By understanding the correct procedures and knowing your rights, you can effectively navigate the claims process. Contact YOUR Workers’ Compensation Specialist for a free, no obligation consultation to learn how we can help you. Call 610-892-9300 or reach us online.