If you are facing a neck or back injury after an injury on the job, you can seek a settlement through workers’ compensation. A workers’ compensation claim could pay for your medical costs and a portion of your lost wages.
We can help you file a claim, dispute a denied claim, and ensure you seek the money you deserve. By hiring legal help for your claim, you can focus on resting and recuperating from your injuries.
What Benefits Can I Seek with a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Every state offers its own workers’ compensation benefits. In Pennsylvania, for instance, workers’ compensation is determined by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
According to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, employees who are injured at work may be able to collect:
Lost Wage Replacement
As long as your work-related injury prevents you from working, you can seek replacement wages. You may receive about two-thirds of your former wages. These benefits can kick in as long as you’ve been unable to work for at least seven days.
Total Disability Benefits
You may be able to receive Social Security Disability benefits for total disability until you have achieved recovery and can return to work in your full, former capacity.
Many forms of medical care costs are covered through a workers’ compensation claim. This includes visits to a doctor, visits to a chiropractor, necessary surgeries, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.
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How Much is a Neck and Back Injury Settlement Worth?
While the value of every case will be different, your neck and back injuries may require ongoing care, entailing medical rehabilitation, surgeries, and more. As long as the medical expenses related to your workplace injury were necessary, these could be covered through workers’ compensation.
You can seek benefits until you are able to return to work at your former capacity and former earning level.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me with My Case?
The workers’ compensation system may entitle you to many benefits, but you could run into complications when you attempt to file a claim or receive your benefits. For instance:
- Your claim may be denied or disputed by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
- The insurance provider may try to end your benefits before you are fully recovered.
If these or other challenges arise, we can help you take the next steps necessary to seek the benefits you need. We can file a lawsuit, prepare your case through litigation, and represent your interests against the insurance provider.
We can gather evidence of your health condition and prognoses for you to demonstrate the extent of your injury. We even collect statements from your doctors to show how you were hurt and what forms of treatments are required for you to achieve a full recovery.
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How Much will it Cost to Work with a Lawyer?
Because we work based on contingency fees, you don’t have to worry about the cost of paying legal fees upfront. We will get started on your case with no out-of-pocket costs required.
We receive payment for our services only if we win your case.
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What is not Covered Through Workers’ Compensation?
Keep in mind that workers’ compensation differs from a personal injury lawsuit. With a workers’ compensation claim, you are unable to seek compensation for less tangible losses, such as pain and suffering.
Can I Sue My Employer?
It is typically not possible to sue your employer. In exchange for the possibility of seeking workers’ compensation benefits, employees are often barred from pursuing a lawsuit against their employer.
Still, if you are having problems with receiving the benefits you need from your employer’s insurance carrier, we could help you appeal the company’s decisions.
Why Berger and Green?
At Berger and Green, we have been serving clients in Pennsylvania and Ohio for more than 40 years. We understand disability claims, workers’ compensation claims, and personal injury law. We can seek a fair settlement for your neck and back injury claim.
Other reasons to work with Berger and Green include:
- Laurence B. Greene, one of our founding partners, has been named among the top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania.
- We have obtained million-dollar settlements for our clients.
- We work based on a contingency fee, meaning that you pay nothing upfront.
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You do not need to handle the workers’ compensation claim process alone. Call us today for a free case review. We will answer your questions about how to file a workers’ comp claim, dispute a denied claim, and more.
There is no obligation, and the call is risk-free. We can take care of your claim so you can focus on your health and spending time with your loved ones.
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