To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, there are two basic requirements:
- You must be an employee of a company who has (or was supposed to have) workers’ comp insurance.
You must have been injured at work or as a result of job-related duties.
If you are an employee and have been injured while 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. Generally, you don’t have to be employed for a certain amount of time before claiming workers’ comp 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.
Call 1-800-444-5309 now to speak with one of our experience Workers’ Comp lawyers to set up your free consultation. We have offices in Scranton, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.