Philadelphia, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: I broke my wrist shelving boxes at my employer's warehouse. When I went to HR to ask how to file workers' comp paperwork

I was told the company doesn't have workers' comp insurance. Is this legal? What do I do now?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Glenn Neiman

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Warminster, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: No, this is illegal. In fact, your employer’s failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance in PA is a crime. You need to immediately get an attorney, preferably one certified as a specialist in workers compensation law. There are now very short time frames for filing claims when no insurance is available. Do not wait!

Timothy Belt agrees with this answer

Timothy Belt

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Kingston, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: It is illegal to have employees and not have workers' compensation insurance. I would suggest that you contact a local workers' compensation attorney. They may have insurance that they are not telling you about. If they do not have insurance, you may still be able to file a claim against the Uninsured Employer Guarantee Fund.

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