Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA
If You Are Hurt on the Job, You Need to Call Our Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Philadelphia, PA For Help
Sometimes injured workers may have a harder time applying for and receiving compensation than they should. Other times, some injuries or illnesses may not qualify for benefits, or a WC adjuster will not give an injured worker the full amount they should be entitled to. Some specific examples of when WC benefits may be more difficult to obtain include:
- Traumatic injuries that are difficult to value, like brain injuries
- Pre-existing injuries like back pain caused by degenerative conditions
- A third-party may have caused your injuries
- Your employer does not have WC insurance, but should
- The WC medical examiner undervalues your case
- Your injuries and disability make it hard to apply for WC
- Due to your injuries and time from work, you may be eligible for SSDI/SSI benefits as well
- Your employer did not submit your notice of a claim on time, or refuses to do so
- You were offered a lump sum settlement and do not know what to do, and
- Any other issues related to your claim that you are unsure how to handle.
When any of these issues are present, injured workers and their families should consult with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer in Philadelphia, PA, for help.
What are WC Benefits?
The typical WC benefits are two-thirds (2/3s) of wages and reimbursement of medical bills. However, a family may be entitled to death benefits if a loved one is killed on the job. An injured worker may also be entitled to compensation for a disability if they have reached maximum medical improvement and the injury will not heal any further. There are also other benefits to retraining if an injured worker cannot continue to work in the same line of work.
Who is Entitled to WC Benefits?
Nearly every employee is entitled to WC benefits. This is not just full-time employees, but also:
- Part-time employees
- Seasonal employees
- Temporary employees
- Interns, apprentices, and others starting out or just learning
- Extra help for the day/evening hired by an employer
- High-level employees and low-level employees
- On the first day of work or after being terminated/retiring/quitting, there are no waiting periods or blackout periods, and
- Any other employee who has been hired by the employer who is not an independent contractor.
Were You Injured at Work? Are You Suffering From a Work-Related Illness? We Can Help
For over 40 years, the workers’ comp lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates in Philadelphia, PA, have been helping injured workers and their families recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other benefits offered by WC laws in our state. We will not let an employer, WC adjuster, or biased medical examiner unfairly limit, deny, or undermine your claim. Learn more by scheduling a FREE consultation to speak with our lawyers by calling (888)-PITT-LAW or (877) 748-8529. You could also send us a private message through our easy-to-use contact us box available here.