Occupations We Frequently Represent
Our dedicated work injury lawyers have helped all types of workers earn the compensation they deserve after an injury. Fields in which we frequently see claims include:
Don't worry if you don't see your job on this list. We have a deep understanding of how the Workers' Comp system works and how to successfully receive the compensation injured workers deserve after an injury. We're prepared to analyze the details of your injury and draw up a gameplan for taking on employers and insurance companies who may look to deny your claim.
The Function Of Workers' Comp
Workers' Compensation is a form of no-fault insurance which is designed to simplify compensation for work injuries. Virtually all Pennsylvania workers are covered. Exceptions include temporary agricultural laborers and workers in certain industries which have their own systems, such as longshoremen under the Jones Act.
Since WC is no-fault, that means it doesn't matter how you got injured while at work. Unless you intentionally hurt yourself, you are entitled to file a claim and your employer is protected from lawsuits by injured employees. A successful claim will provide you with full coverage for your medical expenses and reimbursement for about 2/3 of your lost wages.
How Can A Lawyer Help Win A Claim?
Many workers struggle to receive the compensation they deserve. Because the system is so complex, injured workers run into complications or get confused and give up altogether. Most people don't have the time to learn the inner workings of this system before they get injured. So when an unexpected injury does happen, they're left feeling overwhelmed by the process.
Workers can also face resistance from powerful insurance companies that make their profits by paying out as little as possible. When you file a claim, it's very likely that your employer and his or her insurance carrier will look for ways to deny your claim. This is why it's often necessary to have your own legal representation.
Our aggressive work injury lawyers can assist you with all aspects of the Workers' Comp process, including:
- Gathering necessary evidence and documents
- Filing paperwork before deadlines
- Filing a successful appeal after a denied claim
- Negotiating settlements
- Representing you in hearings and trials
- Seeking out additional forms of compensation (e.g. personal injury claims, Social Security Disability)
We'll happily discuss your case in a free initial consultation, and will only require payment if we win.