Workplace accidents often cause employees to suffer horrible injuries, leaving them permanently disabled. At Win Big Law, we understand the importance of fighting for your employee rights and ensuring you are fully compensated for your injuries.
If you have been injured at your workplace, our team of experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in Norristown, Penn. can help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you need to rebuild your life.
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Our workers’ compensation attorneys don’t just win, they win big. At the Win Big law firm, our tenacious workers’ compensation attorneys do not accept quick settlements. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have a proven track record of success in workers’ compensation cases, and we are committed to getting injured workers the maximum compensation they deserve.
What is Workers' Compensation?
Before the passage of the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation act, an employee in Norristown who suffered an occupational injury faced the nearly impossible task of suing their employer for financial compensation. Workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault insurance, meaning you can still seek benefits even if your negligence caused your injuries. Specifically, workers’ compensation provides extensive benefits to employees injured or ill due to their job.
Eligibility Requirements for Workers Compensation
To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania, you must be an employee as defined by Pennsylvania law. Further, your injury must have occurred while you were in the course of your employment. While workers’ compensation is not fault based, you may be precluded from obtaining benefits if your injury resulted from your being intoxicated or committing an illegal act.
The 4 Types of Workers' Compensation Claims in PA
The benefits provided by workers’ compensation are generous and expansive. These benefits are designed to provide injured employees with financial stability if they cannot work along with assisting with their recovery. As a result of the generous and expensive nature of these benefits, workers’ compensation insurance companies often fight valid claims, which is why representation by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is essential.
How do I File a Claim for Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania?
The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim is relatively simple. You must report your injury to your employer. You must then file a LIBC-100 form and seek medical treatment. While the process is relatively simple, employers and insurance carriers often complicate the process, which is why you should immediately consult a PA workers’ compensation attorney following your injury.
How Were You Injured on the Job?
While extensive State and Federal laws govern workplace safety, workplace accidents occur with alarming frequency. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor, 6,487 workers’ compensation claims were made in Montgomery County in 2021. Sadly, these workplace injury claims were not limited to physical injuries.
The Next Steps For Win Big to Fight for Your Workers Comp Claim
The time following a workplace accident is crucial. To improve the strength of your case, you should document the accident, identify witnesses, and document your injuries. Additionally, you must fulfill several procedural requirements to ensure your claim is accepted.
If you were injured on the job, you must report your injury to your employer immediately. Failure to report your injury promptly may result in your claim being denied. Specifically, Pennsylvania law requires you to report your injury to your employer within 120 days of your accident.
To file a claim for workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania, you must complete and file a LIBC-100 form. This form serves as the official notification to your employer and their insurance carrier of your workers’ compensation benefits. You should consult a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney to ensure your form is properly filled out and filed promptly.
While you must see your employer’s doctor for the first 90 days following your accident, you should still seek medical treatment from your own medical provider following this period. Stated simply, your employer’s doctor may be biased. You will likely receive objective medical advice regarding your injuries and treatment from your medical provider.
Your employer does not want you to speak with an attorney. Stated simply, they do not want you to pursue a workers’ compensation claim and want you to remain ignorant of your legal rights. At Win Big Law Firm, we understand the complexities of the workers’ compensation system and can help you navigate the process to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.
Contact a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer today to schedule a free consultation for your legal needs, and to learn about the legal representation we can provide.
Industries and Jobs With a High Rate of Workers Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation claims can arise in any industry or job. Some occupations have a higher-than-average risk of injury. Sadly, workers’ compensation insurance companies fight valid claims, which is why representation by an experienced PA workers’ compensation is essential for success.
We Serve All of Eastern Pennsylvania
Our office is located in Richboro, but we litigate workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases for people from all locations in southeastern Pennsylvania including:
Let Marisa and Frank Win Big for You
At Win Big Law, you can trust that you are in good hands with our team of experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys. Marisa and Frank are experienced litigators who founded Win Big Law in order to protect injured victims. Let us fight for you and help you win big.