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Answers to Your Workers' Compensation Questions

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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 412-394-1000 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.

Frequently Asked Questions
How will taking a light-duty job affect your workers' compensation payments?
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If you return to work and you make:

  • The same amount of money or more money than what you made before you were hurt, your payment for lost wages will be suspended.
  • Less money than you made before you were hurt, you will receive lost wage payments in the form of partial disability benefits.

Partial disability payments equal approximately 2/3 of the difference between what you make now and what you made before you were hurt.

Example: You make $300 per week at your light duty job. Before you were injured, you made $450 per week. The difference between the two pay rates is $150 per week. Your partial disability payment would be 2/3 of $150, or approximately $100.

Your payment can not go over the maximum weekly payment rate that was set for the year you were injured. If you were injured in 2014, your weekly maximum in Pennsylvania is $932.

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.