Workplace Injuries & The Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania

work injury lawyer colmar paA statute of limitation dictates how long a potential plaintiff has to file a lawsuit before they are barred from doing so. Every state has its own statute of limitations laws, so this time period varies from state to state. Every type of suit has its own time limit, depending on what you plan on suing the defendant for. If you are injured in a workplace incident in Pennsylvania, call us for specific details on the statutes of limitation and your legal options.

Type of Cause

When you are injured at work, you often have two causes of action to recover for your damages. Workers’ compensation is the most common and often the only recourse for an employee. When you are injured, you have 120 days from the date of the injury to inform your employer and notify them of a possible claim. If you have been hurt at work or denied wage loss or medical benefits under workers’ comp law, you are required to file a Claim Petition within three years of the date of the injury.

If a third party is the cause of your injuries, you will most likely file a personal injury claim. According to Pennsylvania law, you have two years to file your claim in court, or else the right is waived. If you have questions about when a statute of limitations begins to run, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the facts of your case and preserve your legal rights.

Contact a Doylestown 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 Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford represent clients in Newtown, Doylestown, Lansdale, King of Prussia and all across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Contact us by calling 215-822-7575 or email us today to schedule a free consultation about your work injury case. Our main office is located at 2605 N. Broad St., Colmar, PA 18915 as well as an office located in Newtown.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.