Answers to Your Workers' Compensation Questions
Helping You Figure Out Your Pennsylvania Work Comp Claim
Most people who come to us have never worked with an attorney before. We understand that right now, the list of things you don't know is much longer than the list of things you do know. You might not even know which questions you're supposed to ask first.
Like most things in life, it's best to start with the basics. If you're buying a new house, you have to figure out your budget before you can start your hunt. If you've been hurt on the job, the most important questions are:
We can answer those right now. Contact us for a free legal consultation and we'll let you know if we think you have a case. You won't be obligated to use our services, and you can ask us any questions you have about your Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim. We're available 24/7, so call us at 1-866-943-3427 or fill out your information in the form to the right.
And here's the short answer to the question "How Much Does it Cost?": You won't owe us a single penny unless and until we win your case.
The Workers' Compensation Bureau prints almost all forms on the same color paper, and they can be very confusing. You should make sure you read the documents very carefully. In Pennsylvania, if you sign a document, the Courts believe that you have read it and understood it, and they will enforce what you have signed, even if you made a mistake.
You should sign the following forms:
- Authorization for Medical Records: This form releases your medical records so that the insurance company can review them to process your claim.
- Employee Verification Form: You must complete this form whether or not you have earnings from alternative employment. You must return this form within 30 days of receipt or jeopardize your right to receive benefits.
Be careful if you are asked to sign the following forms. Our law firm recommends that you do not sign these until you have first consulted with an attorney:
- Supplemental Agreement: Usually this form states that you can go back to work and your claim is still open. However, this form may state that your benefits are being terminated. Do not sign this form unless you are fully recovered from your injury.
- Final Receipt: Do not sign this form unless you are fully recovered from your injury. If you are being pressured to sign and you don't think you are completely recovered, our Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorneys can help.
If you decide to hire us, it will be our job to handle all of the next steps. We'll take care of everything, from gathering evidence to hiring experts to completing paperwork and meeting deadlines. We'll anticipate everything that could happen in your claim and figure out the best plan of action.
It's best to act fast because there are deadlines for every part of the work comp process, including how long you have to file a claim. Take advantage of our free legal consultation to make sure your rights are fully protected.