WORKERS' COMPENSATION

Workers' Compensation
Lawyers Serving Pennsylvania

Being injured while working is a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially when a household’s income will suffer dramatically as a result. If you have suffered a workplace injury or personal injury while working, the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. can help during this difficult time. Virtually every employee in the state is covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act — which guarantees workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers that make a workers’ compensation claim.

If you have been injured on the job, you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Each workers’ comp claim and workers’ compensation case is different, but an injured employee may have multiple lawsuits. We can help you determine who should be held liable and assist you in obtaining all of the compensation to which you are entitled to your injuries.

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What Do I Need To Do After an Accident at Work?

After an accident, you must seek the appropriate medical attention to ensure that your work-related injury is appropriately taken care of. Visiting doctors will let you know that you are taking your injury seriously. You will have documentation of the doctor’s visit if you end up running into issues with receiving your worker’s compensation. Next, you will need to notify your supervisor of the injury and the details about it. It’s important to point out that this must be done within 21 days of the injury to avoid losing workers’ compensation benefits.

After your supervisor is aware of the accident, you will need to fill out a workers’ compensation form and mail it to the nearest Workers Compensation Board. It would be best if you did this as soon as possible. If you are denied workers’ compensation despite being entitled to it, you will need to seek legal assistance.

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Am I Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

You are covered from the day that you are hired. Likewise, medical benefits are payable from the first day of the injury. You will not be covered if the work injury is self-inflicted or is caused by an employee’s violation of a law or guidelines. An injury caused by intoxication or drugs will also not be covered.

How Much Time Do I have to Report my Work Injury?

In Pennsylvania, you have 21 days to report your accident to your supervisor. It is best to notify your employer in writing. However, if your work injury is an occupational disease, you have up to three years to report it. 

How Much Time Do I have to Report my Work Injury?

In PA, you will have 120 days to file for workers compensation. If your request for workers compensation benefits are denied by your employer or his/her insurance company, you have up to three years from the injury date to file a claim petition.

In the case of an occupational disease brought on by a hazardous situation at work, you will have 300 weeks from the date of last employment to file for workers compensation.

Can I Be Fired if I File a PA Workers Compensation Claim?

You can not get fired for filing a workers compensation claim in Pennsylvania. If you are fired for filing a workers compensation claim, you should seek legal assistance right away as that is unlawful.

Was Your Workman’s Compensation Denied?

If your workers compensation was denied, you will need the legal knowledge of an experienced workers compensation attorney. Whether your employer denied your workers compensation, or your employer’s insurance company did, you will need to seek legal intervention. Workers compensation will not only help you financially while you are out of work, it will also be able to help you pay medical bills. Without workers compensation, you may be impacted financially in a variety of different negative ways. 

Are you located in Pennsylvania and have recently had your workers compensation claim denied? Contact HGSK today. Our talented attorneys will do all they can to help you get the workers compensation you may be entitled to. 

What is a Third-Party Workers’ Compensation Claim?

A third-party workers compensation claim has to do with a third-party being involved in the workplace accident. In other words, the injury was caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness. Some examples of this include:

  • Manufacturing/design defects
  • Drivers that cause car accidents involving workers on a job
  • Owners of businesses that a worker has to visit as part of his or her job

A third-party workers compensation claim will aim to prove the third party’s negligence for compensation purposes.

Is there a Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensation Cases?

Yes. Workers compensation laws require employees to file a claim for workers comp benefits within a certain amount of time. Usually, employees will not run into any issues as long as they file for benefits within one year of the date of the injury.

Work-related Accidents Can Lead to Injuries Such As:

orthopedic & back injuries

traumatic brain injuries

repetitive motion injuries

death benefits

loss of limbs/amputation

and more...

Why HGSK is the Right Choice for You

Our legal team’s mission is to secure the fair and just compensation injured workers need to get back on their feet as soon as possible. Attorney John Beichert leads our team of six experienced and dedicated attorneys who are devoted to fighting for your rights. Attorney Michael Hagstotz is certified as a workers’ compensation specialist by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has a legacy of getting fair compensation for injured workers and their medical treatment.

Our know-how regarding workers’ comp issues — including workers’ compensation insurance, medical bills, fair settlement offers, and social security disability payments —  has led to numerous successful results. Our team of workers’ compensation lawyers will fight the insurance companies to obtain the fair compensation you need to cover the costs of your medical care, physical therapy, and lost wages. With more than 100 years of combined experience to our name, we are the kind of law firm you need on your side. Contact us 24/7 for a free evaluation. Our expert workers’ comp lawyers will review the specifics of your work-related injury and once we establish an attorney-client relationship we work on a contingency fee basis, with no fees charged unless we win.

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Guidance Through the Workers' Comp Process

Being informed about the extent of your legal rights and your options within the workers’ compensation system is essential to the success of your case. Our team of expert workers’ compensation attorneys covers a wide variety of practice areas within the framework of workers’ compensation claims — including preexisting conditions, permanent injury, car accidents, permanent disability versus temporary disability benefits, and maximum workers’ comp benefits based on the type of work accident. We can provide you with the information you need to make smart and legally sound decisions for yourself, your family and loved ones. Our knowledge and experience with workers’ comp cases will help you obtain and coordinate all available benefits thereby ensuring you receive all of the fair compensation you deserve. We will guide you through the workers’ compensation process so that you don’t make a legal misstep regarding your workers’ comp case from your work injury.

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