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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 someone other than your employer caused your injury, either fully or partially, you might have the right to file a third-party claim.
Filing a claim for Workers' Compensation is a complex process. To increase your chances of a successful outcome, contact Philadelphia workers' compensation lawyers at Galfand Berger as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will assist you with your claim and make sure that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.