If you’ve been injured on the job, you may be entitled to worker's compensation benefits. Protect your rights by securing a workers' compensation attorney with over 30 years of experience in claims litigation in Pennsylvania.
What is worker's compensation?
worker's compensation in Pennsylvania is a system to reimburse people injured on the job for their lost wages and medical bills. Benefits include two-thirds of lost wages, medical bills and, in some cases, compensation for lost fingers, limbs, etc., loss of sight or hearing or disfigurement of the face, head or neck. If a worker dies on the job, worker's compensation benefits are paid to widows, widowers, children or other dependents.
What are the types of injuries in worker's compensation cases?
Injuries on the job can vary greatly and occur in virtually any part of the body. Some of the more common worker's compensation injuries include:
Injured workers are not entitled to compensation benefits as a right of employment. The employee must make a claim against the insurance company and follow-up on that claim, even presenting a case in court, if necessary. Lancaster, PA attorney R. Russell Pugh concentrates in these cases and has been successfully litigating Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims for more than 30 years.
- Head and neurological injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Muscle injuries
- Broken bones
- Hearing loss
- Shoulder injuries
- Scars and disfigurement
What to do if your insurance won’t pay for worker's comp.
If an insurance company refuses to pay worker's compensation benefits, a petition must be filed and hearings held in front of a worker's compensation judge. These hearings are complicated and require the services of an experienced worker's compensation attorney and the testimony of medical experts. The insurance company will have its own lawyers and a battery of doctors at its disposal who are experts in testifying in these cases. The Law Office of R. Russell Pugh has the knowledge and experience necessary to give the injured worker the edge needed to win these challenging cases.
What to do if insurance companies stop worker's compensation payments.
There are occasions when an insurance company will agree to pay worker's compensation benefits without a fight — at least at first. But eventually, problems may arise that require the help of an experienced worker's compensation attorney. The insurance company may try to stop or reduce wage or medical benefits. Often difficulties are encountered with unpaid medical bills. Insurance companies may send workers to unscrupulous doctors who will attempt to minimize the seriousness of an injury, or try to push a worker back to work too soon. A qualified worker's compensation lawyer should be consulted right away to protect benefits upon which an injured worker and his family rely.
Can a worker's comp claim be settled for cash?
Some worker's compensation cases can be settled for cash, but these settlements are complicated, particularly if there will be a need for medical treatment in the future. It is never wise for an injured worker to attempt to settle a case on her own. If you would like to consider settlement of your case for a lump-sum, securing experienced legal advice is only a phone call away. Call us at 717-875-4957 right away.
Request a free consultation with a worker's comp lawyer.
The Law Office of R. Russell Pugh offers a free initial consultation for your worker's comp claim, and cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. This means that an injured worker pays a fee only if the attorney obtains or protects benefits for the client.
Attorney R. Russell Pugh has won worker's compensation benefits in Pennsylvania for clients for more than 30 years. This proven record of success speaks for itself.
Contact our Lancaster, PA law office if you have suffered a work-related injury and need to file a workers' comp claim with a lawyer. We can also help if you are receiving benefits but have unpaid medical bills or you are being pressured to go back to work too soon, or you are threatened with termination or suspension of your benefits.
If you would like to consider settlement of your case for a lump sum, experienced legal advice is a must. Call 717-875-4957 right away.