Under Pennsylvania law, you must notify your supervisor at your place of employment within 120 days of the date of injury. Failure to do so may result in your claim being denied. We suggest that you make the report immediately after the accident. Keep in mind that to be successful, any workers’ compensation case must be filed no later than three years from the date of injury or disability.
However, if you or a family member suffer from a disease that was contracted during your employment (such as Black Lung disease from working in a coal mine, or mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure), the laws are a bit different. According to Pennsylvania law, the disease and inability to work must occur within 300 weeks from the date you were last employed in the job where you contracted the disease.
Give the experienced Workers Compensation team at Williamson Friedberg and Jones a call to discuss your case in detail, (570) 622-5933.