Yeadon Workers’ Compensation Attorneys on Your Side
Larry Pitt has 40+ years of experience representing injured workers in Yeadon, PA, and throughout Delaware County, PA. Don’t face the insurance company alone. Insurance law is a complex, sophisticated area of practice and you need an experienced negotiator and litigator on your side to get the best result. Call us today at 1-855-744-4300 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Free Case Evaluations for Yeadon Workers’ Compensation Claims & Lawsuits
We represent workers who live or work anywhere in Delaware County, PA, including these towns, among others:
- Marcus Hook
- Prospect Park
- Ridley Park
- Sharon Hill
No matter where you live or work near Yeadon in Delaware County, PA, we are here for you and can help you get the benefits you deserve. Whether it’s initially negotiating with the insurance company, handling your case before the workers’ compensation judge, or appealing a workers’ compensation judge’s decision, we can get you the benefits you need and deserve.
Workers’ Compensation Coverage is Mandatory in Yeadon
Does your employer in Yeadon need workers’ compensation coverage? Yes! Most employers throughout Pennsylvania must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Employers are required to post a notice of workers’ compensation coverage as well as the process by which you submit a claim.
What Should I Do After Suffering a Workplace Injury in Yeadon?
Regardless of where you live or work in Pennsylvania, you should get the medical attention you need and inform your employer of the workplace accident and your injury. Keep track of everything your employer says to you and what any medical professionals say to you, and when. Retain all bills and notices you receive from your employer and the insurance company, if any.
Then contact us so we can help you get the full amount of workers’ comp benefits you deserve. This may include lost wages, all medically-necessary procedures, medication, and therapies, and perhaps compensation for partial or total temporary or permanent disability.
Workers’ Compensation Claims Process in Yeadon, PA
Your employer will submit your claim to the insurance company, and the insurance company may require additional information from you and your doctor, or an examination of your injury by a different doctor.
Keep in mind that insurance companies only make money for their shareholders when they don’t pay claims, so it is very likely they will offer you a settlement that is far less than your injury warrants, or deny your claim outright.
If this happens to you, we can help you fight it. We have over 40 years’ experience negotiating with and litigating against insurance companies, and we know how to combat all of their tricks and reasoning for failing to pay you what you deserve.
If negotiations are unsuccessful, we take the insurance company to workers’ compensation court and let the judge decide.
Workers’ Compensation Denial Appeal in Yeadon
There are many reasons a judge may decide against you, either denying your claim or ordering payment of benefits in a lesser amount than you are entitled.
Reasons a judge may deny or reduce your claim include:
- The injury was pre-existing;
- The injury did not happen in the course of work duties;
- You are not a “worker” as defined in the workers’ compensation statute;
- You suffered the accident at work but at the hands of a third party acting recklessly or with malice;
- The injury is not severe enough to warrant a larger payment.
Regardless of the judge’s reasoning in denying your only partially approving your claim, you can then appeal that decision to the Appeals Board. If you do not get the result you want from the Appeals Board, we can appeal to the Commonwealth Court. In rare cases, it is necessary to appeal from the Commonwealth Court decision to Pennsylvania’s supreme court.
We are ready to fight as long and as hard as necessary to get the benefits you deserve.
Get the Workers’ Comp Benefits You Deserve in Yeadon, PA
Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We will evaluate your case and let you know what benefits you are eligible for. Remember, we don’t get paid unless you do! Give Larry Pitt & Associates a call at 1-855-744-4300.