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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, 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, P.C. can immediately take action on your behalf to protect your rights and obtain work comp benefits to which you are entitled.

Understanding Workers Compensation Benefits and Settlements

Injured workers in Pennsylvania are entitled to wage loss and medical benefits 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, breaking a bone, suffering an amputation, or sustaining trauma to the head), workers are also entitled to be compensated for medical conditions that are caused by work activity that aggravate 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, P.C. as soon as possible.

Workers Compensation for Personal Injury Claims

The workers comp lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. 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.

What Happens After I Report My Workers’ Compensation Claim in PA?

When you report a workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania, the process that unfolds is designed to make sure you receive the support and financial assistance you deserve and are entitled to under the law. Initially, your employer will inform their insurance company about the incident, starting the ball rolling on your claim. The insurance company then has 21 days to approve or deny your claim based on the information provided.

It’s important at this stage to have all your paperwork in order, including detailed medical reports and any evidence supporting the fact that your injury or illness is work-related. If your claim is approved, you’ll start receiving benefits for medical expenses and, if applicable, lost wages. However, if your claim is denied, you have the right to file a claim petition with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, a process where having skilled Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers by your side can be invaluable.

Can Our Team Help With Workers’ Compensation Claims Disputes?

Absolutely. Disputes arise for various reasons, from disputes over the description of the injury to disagreements on whether the condition is work-related. Our team excels in representing clients through these disputes to make sure they receive the workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled.

We start by thoroughly reviewing your case, gathering all necessary documentation, and preparing for hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ). Our experience and knowledge of Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws mean we’re well-equipped to argue your case effectively, aiming to obtain benefits and/or resolve the dispute in your favor.

We Handle the Basics of Workers’ Compensation Appeals in PA

If your workers’ comp claim is unjustly denied, it’s not the end of the road. Our legal team is proficient in handling the appeals process within the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system. The initial step involves filing a Claim Petition, which leads to a hearing before a WCJ.

Throughout this process, we compile and present evidence, including medical records and expert testimonies, to build a strong case for your appeal. We represent you at all hearings, advocating on your behalf to overturn the denial of your claim. The goal of every workers’ compensation attorney is to make the appeal process as smooth and stress-free for you as possible.

Receive Payments for Lost Wages

Receiving payments for lost wages is a fundamental aspect of workers’ compensation benefits, aimed at easing the financial burden while you recover from a work-related injury or illness. These payments are calculated based on a portion of your average weekly wage, designed to partially replace the income lost due to your inability to work.

In Pennsylvania, the structure of these payments depends on the nature and severity of your injury, with different provisions for temporary total disability, partial disability, and specific loss benefits. Our team of experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers can guide you through the process, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

When to Hire a Workers Comp Attorney

By calling the workers comp lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., you can speak to a workers comp attorney who excels in the practice of workers’ compensation law. 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
  • Chester

Contact Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. and Speak With Our Reading Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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 today.

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