‘Tis the season for hiring extra help to get retailers, airlines, and hospitality businesses through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! Seasonal employees make some extra cash for themselves, and provide a valuable service to the businesses who hire them. But what happens when one of these employees is hurt on the job? Do they have access to the same benefits as year-round employees?
If you are an employee and have been injured on the job, you should receive workers’ comp. It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasonal or part-time employee, you’re still eligible for benefits.
If your employer is withholding taxes from your pay, it is treating you as an employee. If your employer tries to treat you as an independent contractor to deny you workers’ comp benefits, and you think you may technically be an employee, you should contact our workers’ comp attorneys for a free consultation to ensure your rights are not violated under the Worker’s Compensation Act.
What steps should seasonal employees take to collect workers’ compensation?
The first thing any employee needs to do after suffering an injury at work is to report the injury to your employer and pursue medical treatment. Don’t delay medical treatment until after your shift or thinking you’ll feel better after rest – if you are injured, get treatment immediately.
It is also best to speak with an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney to ensure that you do not miss out on important benefits.
Contact our Workers’ Comp Attorneys
If you have been injured at work, call our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers now at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are on-call 24/7 and ready to help you.