3 Common Mistakes Made After a Work Injury and How to Avoid Them

“What happens if I get hurt at work?” is a loaded question we deal with a lot at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers. In fact, if you’re reading this article, you’ve likely made your way here by searching for just that question!

As professional workers’ comp lawyers, we understand how the ins and outs of all the paperwork and legal jargon can be overwhelming for employees like yourself. And while our firm is small, we’re a mighty local team of attorneys and dedicated paralegals with over 30 years of workers’ compensation experience on our side. We understand how the workers’ compensation system works in Pennsylvania. Period.

With that depth of experience, we’ve also seen a lot of easily avoidable mistakes that employees have made after they’re injured at work. Today, we’re going to discuss some of the most common errors we see with workers’ compensation claims and how you can better prevent them and protect yourself in the future.

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How Social Security Can Help if You’re Disabled

Your Complete Guide to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer – CHAPTER 5

Whether or not you’ve been hurt on the job and have received benefits through Workers’ Compensation—which we covered in our last chapter of Your Complete Guide to Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer—you may not be able to work because of a physical or mental health condition.

Injuries and illnesses prevent significant numbers of Americans every day from returning to jobs they previously performed. And many more have never been able to work due to a disability. Yet these individuals still need to make money to pay for living expenses and bills.

Does this sound like you or someone you care about? The good news is that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs exist to help individuals receive necessary income even if regular employment is no longer possible or has been totally impossible for health reasons.

Of course, because government entities control these programs, there is a lot of red tape and hoops that claimants must jump through in order to receive benefits. And, ongoing payments can be stopped for a variety of reasons, including administrative errors.

This chapter of our guide focuses specifically on SSD and SSI programs, and how personal injury attorneys can help you resolve problems and fight for the benefits you deserve. Similarly, private disability insurance claims can also be frustratingly complex—we’re not digging into those in today’s post, but our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys here at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers can also help you navigate the world of non-Social Security long term disability insurance.

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