It sounds like you have a workers' compensation claim here. However, from the information that you have posted, there is not enough information to answer your question. If you would like a free telephone consultation then please feel free to contact me or any of the other lawyers on Avvo.com.
If you are injured during the course of employment, your right to compensation is nearly automatic under workers' compensation laws. The employer should report the injury to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation within 7 days. The claim should either be accepted or denied by the WC insurance carrier within 21 days. If the claim is denied, see an attorney immediately in order to file a petition. Follow up with the employer to make sure that the claim has been submitted to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. It's also a good idea to give the employer notice in writing by stating the type of injury, date of the injury, and place of the injury.
I have a brief overview of the workers compensation law on my profile, please feel free to review it. http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/18104-pa-timothy-brennan-424151.html
Regardless you should act immediately and contact an attorney. You do not state any dates, but regardless of whether it is workers comp or personal injury there time deadlines to filing a suit. There are a number of missing details, so you really need to speak to someone.
Timothy P. Brennan, Esq.
Croslis & Brenn an Law Offices
2030 Tilghman Street, Suite 203
Allentown, PA 18104
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