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Hurt at Work? Get the Best Workers' Comp Lawyer Near You

Workers Comp

Are you already collecting workers' compensation and afraid of losing your benefits? Don't let the complexities of the system overwhelm or frustrate you. Take control of the situation by contacting a workers' comp lawyer for advice. An experienced—and local—workers' comp attorney can successfully navigate the system and help you keep your benefits.

Westmoreland Injury Lawyers is a small, local law firm dedicated to serving the needs of our community in Greensburg, PA. Our lawyers live and work in the area, and with 30 years of workers' comp experience, they understand how the local workers' compensation system works.

Contact us today or visit our Greensburg, PA law firm for a FREE consultation! Walk-ins welcome. No appointment is necessary!

Understanding Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Laws

Pennsylvania's workers' compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are hurt at work or disabled on the job are reimbursed for job-related medical expenses, hospital bills, and lost wages during recovery time. Workers' compensation (WC) covers all injuries related to a worker's job, whether they result from an accident or are caused by other working-related circumstances.

Learn even more about how WC works in PA in our recent blog post.

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Even though your employer is required to follow the law when it comes to workers' compensation for an injured employee, they often don't. The process of collecting your benefits for lost wages, medical expenses, and more can be complicated, confusing, and even intimidating. If you've been hurt at work, it can be challenging to navigate the workers' compensation system on your own without a workers' comp lawyer on your side.

You should contact a workers' comp lawyer as soon as possible after a workplace injury to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve!

Contact us today or visit our Greensburg, PA office for a FREE, no-obligation legal consultation.

Have a Workers' Comp Lawyer Help You Sort Through Forms

Have you received any of these forms and aren't sure what to do? WC forms seem simple enough, but one incorrect figure, amount, or statement could destroy your workers' compensation case. It's best not to go it alone. Talk with a workers' comp attorney about any forms you receive.

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What To Do If You've Been Hurt at Work

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As we covered in our article—How to File for Workers' Compensation in PA—beginning the workers' comp claims process equals informing your employer about your illness or injury as soon as possible (within 120 days). That action on your part will kick off the claims filing process with the PA Bureau of Workers' Compensation—which is your employer's responsibility—so you can focus on getting needed medical care.

WC insurance carriers have 21 days following notification to accept or deny a claim. While you are waiting to hear back, it may be the perfect time to discuss your case with one of our experienced workers' comp lawyers.

Have Workers' Comp FAQs? We Have Answers

Westmoreland Injury Lawyers is here to help our neighbors in Western Pennsylvania navigate all aspects of the workers' compensation process, including answering all of your WC questions. Additionally, many people don't realize that you don't have to be injured in an accident at work to receive workers' compensation benefits. You may be entitled to workers' comp and not even know it.

Contact us today to learn more.

What Does Workers' Comp Cover?

Workers' compensation benefits cover all of the following work-related injuries and conditions, and more:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis of the knee
  • Scars to the face, neck and head
  • Injury or illness relating to unhealthy work conditions
  • Job-related hearing loss
  • Toxic chemical exposure illnesses

What If My Workers Comp Claim Is Denied?

In far too many instances, your employer or their workers' comp insurance company may deny your claim. There are various reasons why your workers' compensation claim may have been denied, but you do have options for pursuing your claim and possibly having the denial reversed.

As soon as you receive a workers' comp denial, your best course of action is to engage an experienced workers' comp lawyer to help you pursue the benefits you may rightfully deserve. Without an approved claim, neither your employer nor their insurance company is required to pay any of your medical bills, pay your wage loss, or—most importantly—accommodate any physical limitations you may have when you return to work. Don't lose your benefits without a fight.

Learn more about how to deal with a workers' comp denial in our recent blog post.

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Get the Maximum Benefit Amount for Your Workers' Comp Claim

In 2018, the maximum weekly compensation for lost wages in PA was $1,025 or 66 2/3 percent of wages at the time of an injury. Timeframes for collecting compensation vary depending on the level of disability. You may also be entitled to a lump sum.

  • Temporary Total Disability: Your condition is temporary, and you'll be able to go back to work—maximum of 90 days.

  • Permanent Partial Disability: You are 49 percent or less disabled, can recover within 90 days, but cannot resume your previous activities—partially lost wage benefits for 500 weeks.

  • Permanent Total Disability: You are 50 percent disabled and unable to go back to work—indefinite.

If you are unable to work following your experience as an injured employee, Social Security Disability benefits may come into play. Let us help you navigate SSD/SSDI or SSI programs, too.

Get the Best Workers' Comp Lawyer Near You

The bottom line is that the workers' compensation system can be daunting. If you have just filed a WC claim or you are already collecting workers' compensation and are afraid of losing your benefits, call the caring and experienced workers' compensation lawyers at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers today. Do not let the complexities of the workers' comp system overwhelm or frustrate you.

Our law firm offers a FREE consultation, and we are ready to answer any WC questions you might have!

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