I can’t file a claim because I already tried and my case was denied. . .
Ideally, you consult an experienced PA workers’ compensation attorney as soon as the accident occurs or the work-related injury becomes apparent. However, if you filed the claim on your own, and it has been denied by the adjuster, it is not too late!
A qualified attorney can ensure that the facts in your case are presented in the proper manner so as to address the reason for denial. Claims can be denied for many reasons including:
- Lack of proper medical documentation
- Pre-existing conditions
- Failure to seek medical help
- An adjuster who does not know the law
You are already coping with injury, pain, loss of wages, and medical billing nightmares. Do you really need the extra stress of denied claims? Let a professional handle it for you.
I didn’t have an accident. How could I prove that my condition is work-related?
Workers’ Compensation Insurance protects employers from litigation resulting from work-related illness, medical condition, and chronic injury, as well as acute accident-related injury. Here are a few examples:
- Back Pain
- Repetitive Stress to joints
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pain Management
- Psychiatric treatment for depression resulting from loss of work due to injury
- Cartilage damage
- Exposure to chemicals
All of these conditions can qualify for PA workers’ compensation insurance claims. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you establish a legitimate link between your condition and your work.
I am not a US citizen. How could I be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits?
If your injury is work-related, and the employer was compensating you, you are covered by your
employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. This includes:
- Part-time employees
- Workers paid “under the table”
- Workers paid in cash
- Seasonal employees
Do not talk yourself out of benefits to which you are entitled and for which your employer has paid. Call an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to learn about your rights.
My husband died from his work-related injury. I already collected life insurance. . .
Death benefits are provided to surviving spouses and dependent children of workers who are killed on the job. Your life insurance policies, whether employer-purchased or self-purchased, are entirely separate from the workers’ compensation benefits to survivors.
I didn’t think it was a big deal when it happened. I still have pain, but it’s been a year, so I think it’s too late to file. . .
You are required to notify your employer of a work-related injury within thirty (30) days. But you have three (3) years to file a workers’ compensation claim. We can also sometimes prove that an employer was notified, even though a form was not filed. Co-worker witnesses and reconstruction of discussions in the workplace can be used to establish notification.
It was my own dumb fault. I knew the drawer was broken, so I shouldn’t have tried to open it all the way. . .
Workers’ Compensation Insurance is founded on a no-fault guiding principle. It does not matter who was at fault: you, your boss, your co-worker, or no one. You are still covered.
I am in the country illegally. I can’t file for benefits. . .
If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation protection, regardless of legal status. Of course, by filing a workers’ compensation claim, you will most likely be discovered, and your deportation may be the result. Depending on your injury, going home with a good workers’ compensation settlement may be the best course of action. Come see us for a free and discreet review of your options.
Come in for a free consultation. If you are not entitled to benefits, we will tell you. But chances are, you may be pleasantly surprised. . .
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