As soon as you run into any hiccups in the workers’ compensation claims process, you may want to hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help you navigate the process and fight for the full benefits you deserve under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
Under Pennsylvania law, most workers have workers’ compensation coverage that pays out to cover medical care, a portion of lost wages, and more after a work-related injury or illness. Before you file a claim, you will need to get medical care from an approved doctor and notify your employer. They will then file a claim on your behalf or guide you through the process. However, this does not always go smoothly.
Understanding the Types of Issues You May Encounter
It is not unusual for there to be problems during the workers’ compensation claims process. While most people do not need a lawyer to navigate this process and fight for their benefits, those who run into a problem may find it too difficult to sort out on their own. This is especially true when they are undergoing treatment for a serious injury or illness.
Some common roadblocks that injured workers may run into when trying to file for workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Your employer denies the injury occurred on the job or is work-related
- Your employer denies your injury exists or is as serious as you say
- The insurance company denies your claim
- The insurance company refuses to give you full benefits
We recommend calling an attorney as soon as you run into any issue with the workers’ compensation process. At Berger and Green, we offer free case reviews and can help you understand your rights. We know how to navigate the process and pursue the benefits you deserve.
While the statute of limitations of challenging a workers’ compensation case and litigating your claim is three years, we understand you do not want to wait this long to get the benefits you deserve. We can get started by reviewing your case today.
How an Attorney Can Help You Fight for the Benefits You Deserve
Fighting for the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve after a denial can be complex. Negotiating with the insurer and navigating the process to litigate a workers’ compensation claim is almost impossible on your own, especially when your employer’s insurance company has a team of corporate lawyers on their side.
Berger and Green can help you by:
- Answering your questions and concerns about your case and the process
- Explain your rights related to workers’ compensation benefits
- File a petition to appeal a denial, if there is sufficient time to do so
- Build a strong case to prove you suffered a workplace injury
- Document the disability that prevents you from working
- Represent you to the Workers’ Compensation Judge assigned to your case
- Fight an attempt by your employer or the insurance company to stop or reduce your benefits
At Berger and Green, founding partner Laurence B. Green has more than 40 years of experience protecting the rights of Pittsburgh-area injury victims. Green and the rest of the team have helped thousands of clients get a favorable outcome in their case, recovering a payout. We will fight to pursue the benefits or a lump sum settlement in your case.
We may also be able to review your case and identify a negligent party whose actions contributed to your injuries. Pennsylvania law prevents us from holding your employer liable in a workplace injury case, but we may be able to pursue compensation from a property owner, general contractor, a manufacturer of a defective product, or another party. This could allow you to recover additional compensation for your injuries.
Talk to a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer About Your Case Today
The workers’ compensation team from Berger and Green serve clients in any of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods, Allegheny County, or the greater Pittsburgh region. We offer free reviews of your case and handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe any lawyer’s fees until and unless we recover benefits or a payout on your behalf.
Our attorneys can go to work today filing an appeal if there is sufficient time to do so, and building a case to pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. We can also fight a too-low lost wage benefit from the insurance company if that occurs in your case.
Call 412-661-1400 today for a free review of your case at no cost to you. Our Pittsburgh workers’ compensation attorneys can go to work for you right away.