Overwhelmed by an injury or illness that will keep you out of work or limit your hours? You are not alone. Every year millions of workers are injured on the job.
If you are injured at your workplace or have acquired an illness as a direct result of your workplace, you may be eligible for compensation. Pennsylvania law generally prevents an employee from suing his or her employer for a work- related injury, limiting recovery to what is provided by the workers' compensation law. Our team at Long & Long, LLC will help you navigate all of your options and get the compensation you deserve.
You must act quickly. Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law has a series of deadlines, some of which are within weeks of the injury. Your failure to notify your employer or file a workers’ compensation claim could delay or even bar your benefits. As an experienced team of workers’ compensation lawyers, we can guide you through the various stages of your claim. From notifying your employer to obtaining benefits for your injury, we will help you understand the benefits you are entitled to and partner with you every step of the way.
Workers’ compensation benefits are difficult to calculate and vary by circumstances and how severely you were injured. However, the basic guideline is that you can receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage during your disability. Additionally, you are subject to certain offsets for other income. Workers’ compensation also provides for your medical care.
If you believe you are at fault, this generally does not have an effect on your compensation. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that your employer or their insurance carrier must pay your workers’ compensation benefits if you were acting within the course and scope of your employment. However, it’s important to understand an employer may attempt to deny benefits based on your conduct, our workers’ compensation attorneys can fight to assist you in obtaining the benefits you deserve.
Appeals and Discontinued Benefits
When you are out of work or limited in the hours or duties of your work, it can be impossible to keep up with your bills and financial commitments. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, we can work with you to appeal the decision. If you have received benefits over time but you are concerned that your employer will petition to cease your benefits, it is crucial that you have legal representation. From gathering and presenting medical records to communicating how a changing medical condition could affect your compensation, we will support you throughout the duration of your injury or illness.