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, P.C., our 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, including:

  • 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.

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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 since 1981. Contact Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. at (267) 419-6422 to schedule a free consultation.

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