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.
You can lose your workers' compensation payments if you:
- Refuse to submit to reasonable medical services
- Refuse to comply with an order to have a medical exam
- Are convicted of a crime and are put in jail
- Fail to complete and return an employee verification form to the workers' compensation insurance company within 30 days
Your lost wage payments can also be stopped:
- By a judge appointed to review the facts of your workers' compensation claim
- If you have fully recovered from your injury and have signed a "Final Receipt" – signing this receipt means you agreed to stop your benefits
- If you are assigned to a modified, or "light duty," position; you may still be able to collect partial disability payments if the job pays less than what you made before your injury
- If you agree to receive a lump sum of money, also known as a "Compromise and Release"
- When you return to work and are making the same, or more than, you made before your injury
- The 500-week period of partial disability is over
- The time you had to collect specific loss payments ends; this time period is set based on the nature of the injury
- If you die from causes not related to your work injury
If you think you're in danger of losing your workers' compensation benefits and you don't already have an attorney, you should contact one right away. We offer a no obligation, free legal evaluation.
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.