Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Serving Philadelphia, Lancaster, Bethlehem and Reading, and clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Lives change when injuries occur. Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping people who find their world changed by a workplace accident, injury or exposure. We help injured workers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey receive both Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability benefits. Our firm is experienced in helping injured workers navigate through the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation process when their Workers’ Compensation benefits are threatened or denied.
If you or a loved one has been injured-on-the-job, here are some questions you may have:
When am I entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits?
You are entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits if you are disabled because of a work-related injury, disease or condition. If you had prior health problems or if your job aggravated or worsened those problems, you can still file for Workers’ Compensation benefits.
What must I do to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits?
If you are injured at work, you must report your injury to your supervisor or the personnel department as soon as possible. Tell them what is wrong, how it happened, and why you feel your health problem was caused by your job. Keep a private record of your report of injury.
When will payment of Workers ‘Compensation start?
Your medical bills should be paid as they are submitted. Weekly Workers’ Compensation benefits should be paid within 21 days of the date the company is notified of your injury.
What if the company turns me down or does not pay within 21 days?
If the company turns you down, it should send a written notice of denial. If you receive the written notice of denial or hear nothing from the company within 21 days, call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792). Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers will tell you what to do to enforce your rights.
Will I lose my job for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim?
You cannot be fired or disciplined in any way for reporting your injury or filing a claim for compensation. Firing a worker for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim is illegal and discriminatory.
If I am receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits is there anyone I can sue for my injury?
If someone other than your employer caused your injury, either fully or partially, you might have the right to file a third-party claim. To find out, call Galfand Berger and ask to speak to one of our reputable Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers or complete our short contact form.
Workers’ Compensation benefits are usually paid weekly. There are many occasions when an injured worker will best be served by a lump-sum settlement. Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Galfand Berger work hard for our clients to make sure a lump-sum settlement is in their best interest. Here is a partial list of recent lump-sum settlements we have negotiated for our clients:
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Galfand Berger Obtain Favorable Outcomes for Injured Workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
An experienced Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer at Galfand Berger can increase your chances of achieving a favorable outcome in your Workers’ Compensation case. Our knowledgeable attorneys can guide you through the initial filing process to ensure that your claim contains the necessary documentation and all deadlines are met. If your claim has been denied, we will fight aggressively to appeal the denial. The insurance company will have attorneys fighting on its behalf. You can increase your chances of a successful appeal by hiring a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer at Galfand Berger.
If you or a loved one has been injured, we are happy to answer your questions and have one of our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.
With offices in Philadelphia, Lancaster, Bethlehem and Reading, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.