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When You Face Your Darkest Days, Who Can You Trust?
You work hard all your life, take on extra duties and often not even get paid fairly for your labors, then you get hurt on the job—only to find out that no one is on your side. Certainly not your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company or their big-city attorneys. They fight you every step of the way, deny your workers’ compensation claim and even try to blame you for doing something wrong that will disqualify you from getting the basic rights all workers are entitled to. Suddenly, you face permanently losing your job, your livelihood, and your health. A future of pain and bankruptcy—is this what you worked all your life for?
Don’t give up. The Delaware County workers compensation firm of Larry Pitt & Associates knows that when you’re down and your enemies are kicking you, it’s time to get tough. For over 40 years, Larry has brawled in the legal arena and emerged a battle-hardened fighter for the injured worker. No matter what your situation is, no matter what the odds are, he will slug it out on your behalf when you can’t fight for yourself.
Workers’ comp lawyer Larry Pitt ONLY represents injured people—not employers, not insurance companies. He knows what you are going through and understands how stressful, painful and downright scary it is. Larry Pitt and his top team of lawyers and legal assistants have an unbeatable track record of success representing workers from every industry in Delaware County, with every type of injury or work-related illness, to receive every benefit possible and get their lives back.
The complicated workers’ compensation law system in Delaware County is something Larry understands better than anyone else, and he makes that system work for you, like it’s supposed to. Larry Pitt is ready to be the champion on your winning team, so you can go back to being a champion to the family that depends on you.
How Can Larry Pitt Work for You?
First, Larry listens to get your side of the story. Your case is unique, just like you are, and Larry respects your individual needs.
A Delco workers’ comp lawyer needs to do more than help you with your workers’ comp claim or represent you in court. Larry Pitt & Associates does all this better than anyone else, and assures your success from day one by arming you with the information you need, like honest answers to these questions:
- What are workers’ compensation benefits?
- How do I file a workers’ comp claim in Delaware County?
- What workers’ compensation benefits am I entitled to, now and for the rest of my life?
- Is there a time limit on making a worker’s comp claim in Delco?
- How long should I expect to be off work?
- Can I get my old job back if I have a permanent disability?
- What are the wrong things to do that might harm my workers’ comp case?
- What medical care can I get for my injury or illness, and do I have to use the company doctor?
- Am I disqualified from workers’ comp because I’m an independent contractor or was hurt off the company job site?
- If I had a pre-existing condition before my work accident, can I still get workers’ comp?
- How do workers’ comp settlements work, and should I accept a settlement offer?
- What happens if I take my case to trial in Delaware County?
From the moment you get hurt on the job, you will feel overwhelmed with problems and questions. Larry Pitt & Associates is here to solve those problems and answer every question. That’s what takes the fear out of the process, so you can be in control.
PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
Other benefits you may also be able to receive for your work injury include recoveries under personal injury law. As a Delco back injury attorney, neck injury lawyer and knee injury attorney, Larry Pitt is highly successful pursuing personal injury claims when you are hurt on someone else’s property, by a defective product, or because of a serious auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence. In those cases, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
People with debilitating work-related injuries or illnesses may also qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The SSD process is famous for being difficult for regular folks—the very people who have paid into the system their whole working lives. Success in the process often rests on good legal representation. Larry Pitt & Associates gives you a legal team to work with you on your SSD application and fight for you if your initial SSD application was denied. Our mission is to make sure you and your family are taken care of and your rights are protected.
Our Delaware County workers’ compensation attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates have seen and heard it all, and here are answers to some of their most frequently asked questions that you might also have:
What is workers’ compensation insurance?
Workers’ compensation insurance is a form of disability insurance available to employees who are hurt or who develop an illness in the course of their job duties. These benefits are regulated by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. They are available to all Pennsylvania employees, except for contract workers and certain exempt groups.
I am out of work with no money. Can I hire an attorney?
Yes, you can. No money is required to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. Lawyers who represent injured workers are paid a percentage of the amount that they receive for their clients. This form of payment is known as a contingency fee. This means that the lawyer is not paid anything unless and until the client gets paid.
I was injured at work one year ago. Is there a time limit in which I can claim workers’ compensation?
Yes, there is a time limit in which you can claim workers’ compensation. The time limit is known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in workers’ compensation is three years.
Do I still receive health benefits with a workers’ compensation claim?
An injured worker who receives workers’ compensation benefits is entitled to receive medical treatment for the work-related injury. Other health insurance is not an issue involved in the field of workers’ compensation law and would depend on the terms of employment between the employer and the employee.
My company says I have to use their doctor. Is this true?
Maybe. While there are cases where an injured worker must use the company doctor for a period of 90 days there are a great many cases where this rule does not apply. This is one of the most important issues in a workers’ compensation case and the issue should be discussed with a workers’ compensation lawyer.
I was injured while working for my employer but not at his location. Am I covered?
Yes. As long as you were injured while in the course and scope of your employment with your employer, you are covered. This means you have to have been injured while actually performing a service for your employer