Workers’ compensation is an important benefit offered by employers all over Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. If you work for a company that meets the requirements to offer workers’ compensation you will be covered should you suffer a workplace injury or illness related to your employment. Employers are required to provide you with a form the minute you tell them about an injury suffered on the job. Once you submit this form they are to complete it and submit to the state workers’ compensation board. The claim is to be paid upon approval, but how often can you expect to receive checks for workers’ compensation benefits?
When is the First Check Issued in Philadelphia?
If you’ve been notified that your workers’ compensation claim has been approved you likely want to know when the first check will be issued. This is a common question our attorneys face on a regular basis. The first check should be issued to you within 21 days of you informing your employer about the injury. Take note of when the check arrives and the date on the check. This could provide you with an idea as to when the next few checks will be issued.
When Workers’ Comp Checks are Issued in University City, PA
One of the most frequently asked questions surrounding workers’ compensation is when the check will arrive. If you are injured on the job you likely can’t return to work for a period until you’ve recovered or rehabbed your injury. This means that you will not be paid, which is where workers’ compensation comes into play. This insurance will pay you up to two-thirds of your regular salary in an effort to help you pay the bills and provide for your family.
If you’ve been approved for workers’ compensation benefits from your employer, the checks will be issued in conjunction with your normal paycheck. For example, if you were paid every two weeks on Friday, this is when you will receive the check with the workers’ compensation benefits. If you are only paid once per month, the workers’ compensation check will be still be issued twice per month as the law does not allow payments to be made at less than twice per month. The same goes if you are paid weekly.
My Pennsylvania Workers Comp Check Keeps Arriving Late
Some employees receiving workers’ compensation benefits experience late arrival of their checks, whether they are issued weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. The best thing to do in this situation is document when you received your normal paycheck (which is why it’s important to save pay stubs) and document when you are receiving late workers’ compensation checks. Take this information to your attorney and have them file a penalty petition against the insurance company responsible for issuing the checks. If the checks are automatically deposited into your checking or savings account you should take a screenshot of the deposit timestamp so you can show your attorney. This will help when filing a petition against the insurance company.
Contact a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to Discuss Your Pennsylvania Workplace Injury Case
A workplace injury can be devastating, particularly if it prevents you from returning to work for an extended period of time. Although Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation laws are supposed to provide you with reimbursement for medical expenses and replacement pay for missed time at work, it is not always easy to get the Workers’ Comp benefits you deserve. That is why you should speak with a knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation lawyer about your situation and get guidance throughout the claims process. The experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Marrone Law Firm, LLC represent clients in Philadelphia, Center City, University City and all across PA. Call 215-709-7360 or email us today to schedule a free consultation about your work injury case. Our main office is located at 200 South Broad Street, Suite 400 Philadelphia, PA 19102 and we also have offices in Cherry Hill, NJ.
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