Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Allentown
Injured at Work? Secure Benefits with Our Experienced Legal Team
In Pennsylvania, there are approximately 150,000 work-related injuries
and illnesses reported each year. The Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation
Act protects these employees by safeguarding their legal right to file for
workers’ compensation benefits. Because Pennsylvania is a “no fault” state, employees don’t
even need to prove employer negligence to receive benefits. However, despite
the large number of annual injuries and illnesses, only a small percentage
of employees actually receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Unfortunately, employers and their insurance providers can deny valid workers’
compensation claims for a variety of reasons. But how can you recover
and pay your medical debts if your injuries prevent you from working?
By retaining experienced legal representation, you can secure benefits
that mitigate your injury-related financial losses and facilitate your
overall recovery process. At Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith,
Allentown workers’ compensation lawyers can help you file an effective claim and have the skills and experience
to litigate for your best interests in court. If your initial claim has
already been denied, we can guide you through the appeal process.
Call our Allentown workers’ compensation attorneys at (267) 419-6422
if you have any questions or concerns about your legal rights. Our legal
team has also compiled a
FAQ page to help our clients navigate this legal process.
Securing Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Employers in Pennsylvania are legally required to provide workers’
compensation to their employees—this includes part-time and full-time
workers. The only employees that are not protected by this law are agricultural
laborers, federal employees, railroad workers, and domestic servants.
Most of these employees are covered by alternative compensation laws.
Workers’ compensation provides the following benefits:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Specific loss benefits (for cases involving physical disfigurement or permeant
loss of sight or limb)
- Death benefits
Workers’ compensation protects both employees and employers. If an
employer doesn’t provide workers’ compensation coverage, they
could face employee lawsuits and criminal prosecution by the commonwealth.
Before you can file for workers’ compensation benefits, you need
to first seek medical attention, request a copy of your medical record,
and notify your employer about your injury or illness. This notification
needs to be in writing, and you should keep a dated copy as proof of delivery.
Workers’ compensation covers a wide-variety of illness and injuries,
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Slip and falls
- Occupational illnesses and diseases
- Preexisting conditions exacerbated by working conditions
However, workers’ compensation does not cover injuries that are caused
by an employee’s negligent actions. For example, you may be denied
benefits if an investigation discovers that you were drugged, intoxicated,
or engaging in criminal activity at the time of your injury.
Schedule a Free Consultation
At Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., our mission is
to secure benefits and/or compensation on behalf of our clients. With
over 100 years of combined experience, our legal team has the skills and
resources to negotiate with insurance companies to obtain the benefits
your injuries warrant. Our legal team is comprised of 6 dedicated lawyers
who have a comprehensive understanding of Pennsylvania’s workers’
compensation laws. In fact, one of our attorneys, Michael Hagstotz, is
certified as a workers’ compensation specialist by the Pennsylvania
Bar Association. If you need help with filing or appeal process, turn
to the experts for legal guidance.
We’ve been providing legal services to the resident of Pennsylvania
Contact Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. at (267) 419-6422 to schedule a free consultation.