Common Issues in Work Injury Claims
Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Attorneys Answering Your Questions
With more than 30 years of experience in workers’ compensation, the Pennsylvania workers’ comp attorneys of Martin Law have handled every type of injury, every scenario, in every line of work. Martin Law represents only injured workers, so you can trust that we will give you honest answers about your claim and your work injury rights.
If you have a work injury and need legal assistance, please call us at 215.587.8400 or contact our law firm by e-mail — the sooner the better. You can do serious harm to your case by signing documents or giving statements before talking to an attorney.
Common Issues in Filing Work Injury Claims
- Notice, filing requirements and deadlines — You have certain obligations when you are injured at work. Failure to follow these rules can irreparably harm your claims and appeals.
- Pre-existing conditions — No matter what your employer may tell you, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if your job duties aggravated a past injury or existing health condition.
- Suing your employer — You cannot usually sue your employer for damages such as pain and suffering. You can sue only if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, in which case we can represent you.
- Qualifying for disability benefits — You may need to petition for a hearing if your claim for workers’ compensation was denied by your employer. We have extensive experience in workers’ compensation litigation.
- Death benefits and other benefits — Family dependents, including spouses and children are entitled to death benefits if a person is killed in a work accident or dies of work-related injury or illness. Without a lawyer, specific loss benefits may be underestimated or denied.
- Reopening a case — You may be able to reopen a workers’ compensation claim if you are re-injured or your symptoms worsen after returning to work.
Other issues that may arise in workers’ comp claims include workplace violence, telecommuting, home offices and independent contractor status. No matter what issue you have, our Philadelphia lawyers will guide you in the right direction.
We Are Here to Help With Common Issues in Work Injury Claims
Our attorneys and staff welcome your questions. Our firm was founded on protecting and defending injured workers, and we know that the workman’s comp laws are confusing — and further confused by dishonest employers and insurance company representatives.