Advocates for Injured Workers

Even if you are a loyal, long-time employee, you may find yourself fighting your employer or their insurance company for work comp benefits after a work injury. We offer skilled legal representation to assert and preserve your workers’ compensation rights.

Martin Law serves only injured workers, not employers or insurance companies. Our attorneys are well versed in every facet of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation, from initial claims to contested hearings. We can explain your rights and the value of your claim in a free consultation.

PA Workers’ Compensation Rights

The PA Workers’ Compensation Process

After your accident or when you experience symptoms:

The employer has 21 days to accept or reject your claim. If you get a Notice of Denial, you can petition for a hearing before a workers’ compensation judge. The employer can also withdraw a temporary approval of benefits within 90 days.

If your claim is accepted and you’re out of work more than 14 days, wage benefits begin on the first day of missed work. Medical benefits begin on the day of the injury. Total disability benefits do not have a time limit. They do, however, have a dollar limit; it is 66 2/3% of your weekly salary not to exceed $995, in 2017. Medical benefits are not limited though. You can petition to contest your wage calculation, level of benefits or excluded injuries if you disagree with the initial determination.

These are only some of the scenarios in which your benefits or rights may be taken away. Call our certified lawyers at 215.587.8400 after your injury — before your claim is damaged beyond repair.

We offer a free consultation, with several locations in the Philadelphia area and surrounding counties of southeast Pennsylvania. We have Spanish speakers on staff.