Q: I worked in a temporary position and suffered a low back injury at work. My boss told me I haven't worked long enough to collect Workers' Comp benefits. Could I have a claim?
Yes, you may have a claim. Often times workers in temporary positions are injured on the job. Many of these jobs do not provide adequate training which leads to these workers being injured at a high rate. Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, there is no minimum requirement for how long you've worked for your employer before you can be eligible for benefits if hurt on the job. Additionally, it is often difficult for these temporary employers to find suitable light duty work for injured workers, which increases the likelihood that you should be collecting disability benefits.
If you've been hurt on the job in Harrisburg, York, or Lancaster, whether it's a temporary of permanent position, you may be entitled to workers' compensation medical and wage loss benefits. Contact Schmidt Kramer today for a free consultation at (888) 476-0807.