Leading Workers Compensation Lawyers
Being injured on the job can be a life-changing event. Suddenly, you are faced with the prospect of not being able to work and earn a living. You have bills to pay and a family to support. However, the insurance companies often try to deny claims or delay paying claims rather than compensating the injured worker as the workers’ compensation law requires. Workers’ comp is sometimes referred to as workman’s compensation, workmen’s comp, or workers comp.
If you have been injured on the job in Reading, Berks County, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, or anywhere else in PA, the skilled and dedicated workers comp attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter can immediately take action on your behalf to protect your rights and obtain work comp benefits or a workers comp disability settlement to which you are entitled.
Understanding Workers Compensation Benefits and Settlements
Injured workers in Pennsylvania are entitled to wage loss and medical benefits (workers compensation for personal injury) under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act. Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, you may also be entitled to work comp benefits for scarring and disfigurement or the loss of use or function of a body part. Should tragedy strike, work comp benefits may be available to family members of loved ones who suffer fatal injuries on the job.
While many work injuries arise out of accidents involving physical impact (for example, breaks a bone, suffers an amputation, or sustains trauma to the head), workers are also entitled to be compensated for medical conditions that are caused by work activity that aggravates a pre-existing condition or that result from repetitive work. A few notable examples of situations that could entitle you to workers comp are: back injuries, exposure to dangerous chemicals, fumes, and other harmful substances leading to illness, and hearing loss due to hazardous industrial noise.
If you were injured on-the-job in the Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA area, or the Reading, Berks County, PA area or any other part of Central or Eastern, PA, contact the Work Comp Attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter as soon as possible. There are many different amounts paid for workers compensation for personal injury. As stated, there is worker’s compensation for a back injury, and there are workers comp disability settlements for a multitude of injuries sustained while on the job.
Workers Compensation for Personal Injury Claims
The workers comp lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter handle all aspects of workers’ compensation cases, and a workers comp attorney with many years of experience will be immediately available to protect your rights, guide you through the entire process, and will deal directly with insurance companies. You’ll pay us no money — not a cent — until we recover money for you, after which our contingent fee will be based on a percentage of the awards and settlement that will be clearly defined in the initial agreement to represent you.
When to Hire a Workers Comp Attorney
By calling the workers comp lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, you can speak to a workers comp attorney who is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. While our office is located in Reading, Berks County, PA, our workers comp attorneys routinely handle cases before the Workers’ Compensation Judges in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA, and in the nearby counties of Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Montgomery, Lehigh, Northampton, and Chester.
If you would like, we will travel to your home in Reading or Pottsville and throughout Berks County, Schuylkill County, and Central and Eastern PA in order to meet with you and carefully review your work comp claim and then represent you if we both agree. If you’ve been injured on the job, suffered from a motor vehicle injury, suffered medical malpractice, or believe you have a premises or product liability claim, contact us toll-free today at 1-800-471-4691.