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At Win Big Law, our workers’ compensation lawyers serving Hunting Park focus on providing legal representation for injured workers who have been injured on the job. Our legal team of experienced workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of the workers’ compensation system to ensure you receive the benefits you need to recover from your injuries.

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Working and Living In Hunting Park

Hunting Park is a vibrant community in North Philadelphia known for its diversity and strong work ethic, with many of its residents employed with some of Philadelphia’s largest employers, such as United Parcel Service, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), and PECO Energy Company. Unfortunately, many workers in Hunting Park are injured on the job each year, as seen by the fact that Philadelphia County recorded the second-highest amount of workers’ compensation claims in 2021. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you get the compensation you need to support yourself and your family.

Treatment for Injuries and Lost Wages Demand Compensation

You can obtain various benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. You may be eligible to make a workers’ compensation claim if you have been injured on the job. With a skilled workers’ compensation attorney, you get the maximum compensation possible from your workers’ compensation claim, so you can focus on your recovery.

Don’t Just Win, Win Big

At the Win Big law firm, our workers’ compensation attorneys believe you deserve more than a simple settlement from your workers’ compensation case. Many personal injury law firms focus on obtaining quick settlements because they lack experience in workers’ compensation law and are afraid to battle powerful insurance companies. At Win Big, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help you win big by securing the benefits and financial benefits your work-related injuries warrant.

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How Workers’ Compensation Benefits You

Under Pennsylvania law, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage which is a form of no-fault insurance. Workers’ compensation provides injured workers with various economic and medical benefits. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Win Big are here to help you understand your rights under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act and guide you through the workers’ compensation claims process.

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

Pennsylvania passed the Workers’ Compensation Act in 1915, which provides employers with a form of immunity from lawsuits in exchange for being required to carry no-fault insurance designed to provide injured employees with benefits for their lost wages and medical care. Before the passage of the Worker’s Compensation Act, injured workers had to rely on public benefits, charity, or their families for economic support if they were injured at work. To make matters worse, injured employees could not pursue personal injury claims against their employers for various legal reasons.

Who’s Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

Employees injured while in the course of employment can file workers’ compensation claims to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Under Pennsylvania law, employees include individuals who work seasonal and part-time jobs. However, volunteers and independent contractors are generally not eligible.

What Are the Four Types of Workers’ Comp Benefits

Workers’ compensation insurance offers a variety of benefits. Due to the generous and expensive nature of these benefits, workers’ compensation insurance companies fiercely contest workers’ compensation claims. At Win Big Law, our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you understand these benefits and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Lost Wages (Indemnity)

Workers’ compensation insurance provides wage replacement benefits if you cannot work or can only return to work at a part-time or other reduced capacity. If your injuries prevent you from working, you can claim temporary total disability benefits (TTD), which will replace 2/3rds of your pre-injury salary. If you can return to work but earn less due to your injuries, you can claim temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits which will replace 2/3rds of your lost salary.

Permanent Disability Wages

Some workplace accidents cause employees to become permanently disabled. Depending on the nature and extent of your injury, you can seek a permanency award. The value of a workers’ compensation permanency award depends on the degree of your disability and the part of your body which was injured.

Medical Treatment Bills

Medical bills can quickly add up after an injury. Under Pennsylvania law, workers’ compensation insurance can be used for medical expenses. While you can treat with a provider of your choice, you must treat with a doctor approved by your employer for the first 90 days following your accident.

Death Benefits

Some workplace accidents cause fatal injuries. If a loved one has died while on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits which will compensate you for funeral and burial expenses and your loved one’s lost wages. At the Win Big Law offices, our workers’ compensation attorneys will fight to ensure your family receives the benefits they need following your loved one’s death.

Workers’ Compensation is “No Fault” Insurance

In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation is “no-fault” insurance. This means you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for your injury. You may still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if your negligence caused your injury.

What To Do After An Injury

If you have been injured while on the job, there are several steps you should take to strengthen the legal and factual strength of your workers’ compensation claim. Specifically, you should:

  • Report the accident to your employer
  • Report your injuries to your employer
  • Obtain medical treatment
  • Identify possible witnesses
  • Photograph the scene of the accident

Most importantly, you should not speak with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company without first retaining an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.

Report Your Injury

It is important to report your injury to your employer immediately. If you fail to notify your employer of the accident within 120 days, you are likely precluded from pursuing your workers’ compensation claim. After you report your injury, you should contact a workers’ compensation lawyer who can assist you with preparing and filing a PA LIBC-100 Claim Form with the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Bureau.

Seek Medical Attention

If you have been injured on the job, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Workers’ compensation insurance companies often contest workers’ compensation claims by arguing injuries are not related to workplace accidents due to delays in treatment. Seeking medical attention is important for your health and well-being and will also provide documentation of your injuries which is necessary for your workers’ compensation claim.

Know Your Rights

As an employee in Hunting Park, you have the right to workers’ compensation benefits if you were injured on the job. Sadly, some employers encourage injured employees to use their health insurance following workplace accidents. A skilled workers’ compensation attorney can help you understand these rights and how they apply to your situation.

What If Your Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied

Workers’ compensation insurance carriers often deny valid workers’ compensation claims to discourage injured employees. At Win Big, our workers’ compensation lawyers can provide legal representation and help you build a strong case to receive the necessary benefits. Do not give up hope if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied.

Reasons for Denial

Employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers deny workers’ compensation claims for various reasons. Common reasons for denial include:

  • The injury is not related.
  • The employee suffered the injury while outside the scope of their employment.
  • The injury directly results from the employee being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The employee was the victim of a hostile attack.
  • The employee violated a positive order.
  • The employee suffered the injury while committing a misdemeanor or felony crime.

If a workers’ compensation judge denies your workers’ compensation claim, a workers’ compensation lawyer at Win Big can help you pursue an appeal.

How To Appeal Claim Denials

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, you have the right to appeal your workers’ compensation claim to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. The Appeal Board has broad powers, including the ability to reverse the workers’ compensation judge’s decision. If the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board denies your appeal, you can also appeal your workers’ compensation case to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court if they agree to hear your case.

Speak to Marisa or Frank to Discuss Your Case Today

Insurance companies move quickly to investigate accidents and prepare potential defenses. If you have been involved in an accident, we encourage you to speak with one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible. Marisa and Frank are ready to listen to your story and provide you with the guidance and representation you need to win your case.

When Workers’ Compensation Benefits End

Workers’ compensation benefits may end under certain circumstances. Pennsylvania law allows you to collect workers’ compensation benefits for up to 104 weeks if you are temporarily totally disabled. If your injury made you permanently partially disabled, you could collect benefits for 500 weeks.

Termination of Workers’ Comp Benefits

If your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier obtains a medical opinion indicating you can return to work and have reached maximum medical improvement, they will file a petition to terminate your workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company can also petition to terminate your workers’ compensation benefits if you have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison. Finally, ignoring medical advice or failing to appear for a medical appointment also gives your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier grounds to petition for your workers’ compensation benefits to be terminated.

Modification of Workers Comp Benefits

Your workers’ compensation benefits may be modified if there is a change in your medical condition or work status. To obtain a modification, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company must obtain a medical opinion stating you can resume working. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company can also seek a modification if they have a medical opinion showing you require less medical treatment.

Warning Signs of Petition for Modification or Termination

Employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers cannot arbitrarily modify or terminate workers’ compensation benefits. They must have evidence to support their petition. Accordingly, you should be cautious if your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company orders you to undergo a medical evaluation or an evaluation by a vocational rehabilitation counselor.

Suspension of Benefits

Your workers’ compensation benefits may be suspended if there is a dispute over your medical condition or work status. Workers’ compensation insurance companies often move to suspend benefits if employees intentionally fail to appear for medical appointments. Workers’ compensation insurance companies can also move to suspend benefits if they offer injured employees alternative positions which pay the same amount as their pre-injury positions.

Reinstatement of Work Injury Benefits

If your benefits have been suspended or terminated, our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you seek reinstatement of those benefits. Under Pennsylvania law, you have three years to file a petition for reinstatement if your benefits were terminated, and you must prove your injury worsened. If your workers’ compensation benefits were suspended, you only have ten years to file a petition for reinstatement.

How To Challenge a Suspension of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Under Pennsylvania law, you can challenge a suspension of workers’ compensation benefits if you can show the reason underlying the suspension is no longer valid. You may also have grounds to challenge a suspension if you can prove your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company failed to authorize a medical appointment you missed. Finally, you can challenge a suspension if you can prove you could not attend a medical appointment for reasons beyond your control.

Let Win Big Law Fight For Your Workers’ Comp Rights

At Win Big Law, we believe every worker has the right to fair compensation after a work-related injury. Let us fight for your rights and get you the benefits you deserve. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case.

Are You Ready To Win Big?

If you suffered a work related injury, you need a workers’ rights attorney who is not afraid to litigate difficult cases. Insurance companies know who we are and know our workers’ compensation lawyers refuse to be intimidated. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and to speak with a workers compensation attorney.