Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Altoona, PA

You or a loved one has been hurt at work. What happens next? Whether or not you’ll get a settlement for your workplace injury is dependent on many factors. The details of how your accident happened, if injuries limit your ability to work now and in the future, the extent of your injuries and your current and future medical needs will all impact how much you receive. So, what do you do next? You do what so many have done since 1982. You come to us.

And here's the second thing you should keep in mind: It's not your job to figure out if you have an employment law claim.

That's where employment lawyers come in.

  1. They know the ins and outs of the law.
  2. They can determine if you have a case.
  3. They navigate the complexities of employment law for you, so you can work together to make the best possible decisions.

Labor and employment laws vary from state to state, so it is important to have an experienced employment attorney on your side when taking legal action against an employer. Federal and state employment laws can be particularly complicated, and an experienced employment attorney can navigate this process for you. The attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates can answer any questions you may have regarding your case and will work to get you the best results possible.

If you think that you could have a claim, that's the time to get in touch with an experienced employment lawyer. Waiting to get legal advice can drastically reduce your options.

You or a loved one has been hurt at work. What happens next? Whether or not you’ll get a settlement for your workplace injury is dependent on many factors. The details of how your accident happened, if injuries limit your ability to work now and in the future, the extent of your injuries and your current and future medical needs will all impact how much you receive. So, what do you do next? You do what so many have done since 1982. You come to us.

And here's the second thing you should keep in mind: It's not your job to figure out if you have an employment law claim.

That's where employment lawyers come in.

  1. They know the ins and outs of the law.
  2. They can determine if you have a case.
  3. They navigate the complexities of employment law for you, so you can work together to make the best possible decisions.

Labor and employment laws vary from state to state, so it is important to have an experienced employment attorney on your side when taking legal action against an employer. Federal and state employment laws can be particularly complicated, and an experienced employment attorney can navigate this process for you. The attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates can answer any questions you may have regarding your case and will work to get you the best results possible.

If you think that you could have a claim, that's the time to get in touch with an experienced employment lawyer. Waiting to get legal advice can drastically reduce your options.

What to Do After You Get Hurt at Work

The length of time an employee injured on the job can expect to be on workers' compensation is dependent on several factors including the severity of the injury and the rate of recovery. For some people, it's possible to be on workers' compensation for the rest of their lives as long as the treating doctors agree that you remain disabled and unable to work.

However, that’s rarely the case. 

Employers can require you to take an Independent Medical Exam (IME) at any time. An IME is when an employer or insurer hires a doctor to perform an examination to help determine if you’re fully recovered from an injury and/or well enough to return to work full-time or at reduced capacity. If so, your employer could file a petition to stop or modify your benefits or offer you a light-duty job.

Remember: the doctor conducting the IME is paid by the employer or insurer. If you've been notified by your employer that you will need to undergo an IME, it's important to contact our skilled workers' comp lawyers to protect your legal rights and prevent your employer from taking away your benefits.

Benefits Denied? Losing Your Benefits? Looking for a Lump Sum?

Was your claim for workers’ comp benefits denied? You may be concerned that it's too soon to return to work, that you could be fired, or even reinjure yourself. More than anything, you may be stressed out about how you will make ends meet and pay for badly needed medical care.

Did you receive a letter to modify, suspend, or terminate your workers' compensation payments? You have options, but you must act quickly because of strict legal deadlines. Don’t attempt to challenge a notice to modify, suspend, or terminate on your own. Turn to our experienced Altoona worker's compensation attorneys.

Looking for a lump-sum settlement so you can get off work comp and get on with your life? Don't go it alone. Let us fight to get you the best settlement possible. When you accept a settlement, it's imperative to understand that it's the last payment you'll ever receive for your injury. You need to plan for unexpected future expenses so you aren't left holding the bag for those bills.

Info To Gather To Help Us Evaluate Your Claim

Our expert worker’s comp lawyers will take the lead on gathering most of your important case information. But before we meet, please try gathering the following information to assist in our evaluation of your claim:

  1. The accident report (if you have it.)
  2. Any notes or information you used to document the accident.
  3. Your medical insurance policy.
  4. All correspondence you’ve received from your insurance company and the company you work for.
  5. All of the medical bills incurred by this accident.

What You Can Expect From Our First Meeting

Most importantly, you can expect to have a friendly and compassionate conversation. You’re not a legal expert. We don’t expect you to be. That means that any question you have is a good one. When we talk, we’ll seek to understand your case as clearly as we can. That means asking questions. If you don’t have all the answers, that’s OK. But the more you can tell us, the better we can know the position you’re in.

Benefit of Having Legal Protection for You & Your Family

Reaching out to the workers’ comp experts at Edgar Snyder & Associates isn’t about “having a lawyer.” It’s about receiving the protection you and your family deserve to put your life back together. After all, there’s the chance that you may never work again. This is your opportunity to ensure your family’s financial future and peace of mind.

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