Workers who are hurt on the job may find themselves in a difficult position. They want to be honest about their injuries, but they may worry that their employers will scold them or fire them.

Fortunately, it’s not legal for your employer to fire you as a result of making a workers’ compensation claim. If you get hurt on the job, you have a right to seek medical attention and to receive the benefits you deserve from the workers’ compensation insurance your employer carries as long as your claim is approved.

Can your employer refuse to file a claim because they disagree with you?

No. Even if your employer believes your injury was self-inflicted or a result of your negligence, they still have to file the claim with the insurance agency. The workers’ compensation coverage they have will likely cover any injury you have short of those that are self-inflicted, but it is up to the carrier to make that determination. Your employer can provide them with an opinion that conflicts with your account of what happened, but they should not refuse to help you file your claim.

What happens if a claim is denied?

You’ll have a right to appeal any claim that is denied. You may simply need to provide more information to the agency, which will help them review your case again and potentially make a different decision.

Our site has more on workers’ compensation and what you should do if you’re hurt on the job. Seek compensation early, so you can focus on your recovery and not the medical costs.

X

YOU MAY ONLY UTILIZE THE ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM TO PAY INVOICES ISSUED BY EVEY BLACK ATTORNEYS LLC.

Clients may NOT use the online payment system to pay any bankruptcy matter or inheritance tax imposed in an estate administration matter (Evey Black Attorneys LLC will not issue an invoice for these matters). Additionally, any municipal authority/township/borough sewer and/or water customer may NOT make any payment related to any delinquency for which this firm is collecting. Bankruptcy, estate administration tax matters and payments related to sewer and/or water delinquencies must be paid by cash, money order, certified bank check or personal check (personal checks in sewer/water delinquency matters or for inheritance tax payments may not be allowed in certain circumstances).

USE OF THE ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM IN VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE WILL RESULT IN EVEY BLACK ATTORNEYS LLC REFUNDING TO THE CREDIT CARD THE AMOUNT OF MONEY ORIGINALLY CHARGED, MINUS ANY TRANSACTION FEES EVEY BLACK ATTORNEYS LLC IS CHARGED, AND A $10 SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE IMPOSED. IN THE CASE OF A BANKRUPTCY PAYMENT, THE ENTIRE BALANCE WILL BE CREDITED AND THE CLIENT WILL REMAIN RESPONSIBLE TO PAY THE TRANSACTION FEES EVEY BLACK ATTORNEYS LLC IS CHARGED PLUS A $10 SERVICE CHARGE.

By clicking to proceed below, you are acknowledging you have read and understood the above restrictions on the use of the online payment system and agree to the charges set forth herein if you make a payment in violation of such restrictions.

PROCEED