Reading, PA asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Insurance Bad Faith for Pennsylvania

Q: What happens if your Employer doesn't report your work-related injury to the State Worker's Comp Board?

There was 2 separate work-related injuries and none was reported to the State Worker's Comp Board

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Alexander Palutis
Alexander Palutis
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Your employer is required to report your work injuries to their insurance company and the State. There are several reporting requirements for both the employer and the injured worker. Therefore, I recommend that you contact a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney to discuss your circumstances in greater detail. Most attorneys will provide a free consultation. If you have suffered a work injury and your employer is being less than cooperative , then it is certainly time for you to consult with an attorney.

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

A: As Mr. Palutis indicated, an employer is required to report a work injury to the PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. This is to be done by a specific form, Employers’ Report of Injury. Failure to report the injury could lead to penalties for violating the PA Workers’ Compensation Act. Regardless, an injured worker should not wait for the employer to act. Meet with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers compensation law and get advice specific to the facts of your case. Good luck!

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