Qualifying for Workers Compensation Disability Benefits in Pennsylvania
Overcoming Barriers to Workers’ Compensation
When you are injured at work, your employer is obligated to cover your medical care and lost wages while you recover. In reality, employers do not always live up to this duty.
If your company rejects your workers’ compensation claim, you will have to file a petition for a hearing to get the disability benefits you deserve. And you need the assistance of an experienced workers’ comp lawyer to do so.
Martin Law is the pre-eminent law firm in Pennsylvania in workers’ compensation litigation. For more than 30 years, we have stood up for clients whose disability claims were rejected, downgraded or terminated.
We serve only injured workers, so you are assured that we will not take the side of the employer or the insurance company. If you suffered a workplace accident or injury in the Philadelphia area or southeast Pennsylvania, call us at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation.
Qualifying for Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits
If you received a Notice of Compensation Denial after reporting your injury to your employer, it is not the end of the story. It is the beginning of a legal process that demands skilled representation.
We will file a petition on your behalf with the Bureau of Labor and Industry, which sets a hearing before a Workers Compensation Judge. A judge will take testimony from you, your doctors and experts to convince the WCJ that you are indeed disabled and that your injuries were work-related. The employer and insurance company will likewise submit evidence that your injuries do not constitute a disability, that you are faking a claim, or that you were injured away from work.
Our trial lawyers have extensive experience in these hearings. If you have been treating with the company’s preferred physician, and that doctor is not supportive of your claim, we will invoke your legal right to see a doctor of your choosing. Proper diagnosis and treatment is not only important to winning your case, it is important to healing from your injuries.
You are entitled to medical benefits and wage loss benefits. You are entitled to petition if your disability benefits are denied or miscalculated on the front end, or if the employer later tries to reduce or terminate them.
Contact attorneys who understand the value of your disability claim and who will stand up for your rights. We offer a free consultation, and there are no attorney fees for representing you in hearings or appeals unless we win your case.