If you were recently injured in a workplace accident, you need a workers’ compensation attorney who will fight for your rights. Workers’ compensation insurance carriers only care about maximizing their profits at the expense of injured workers. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Win Big Law have been helping injured workers and their families in Northampton get the compensation they need to recover from their injuries and rebuild their lives.
Don't Just Win, Win Big
At Win Big Law Firm, we do not just settle — we want you to win big. Many personal injury lawyers claim to be litigators but, in reality, accept minimal settlement offers which do not do their clients justice. Our team of skilled workers’ compensation lawyers are fearless in litigating difficult cases and will work tirelessly to ensure you get the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
What is Workers' Compensation?
Pennsylvania passed the Workers’ Compensation Act in 1915. The Workers’ Compensation Act created a no-fault insurance scheme which provides workers’ compensation benefits to employees who have been injured or become ill due to their job. As employees do not have to prove fault, they are still eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if their negligence caused their injuries.
Who Can Get Workers Compensation?
Under Pennsylvania, legally defined employees, i.e., full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees, are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Employees are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer injuries while in the course of their employment. Generally, independent contractors and volunteers cannot claim workers’ compensation benefits.
4 Types of Workers' Compensation Claims in Pennsylvania
The Workers’ Compensation Act was passed to combat the growing social problem created by workplace accidents. In short, injured workers were forced to rely on their families, charity, and public benefits for medical care and economic support. The benefits available from workers’ compensation insurance address all of these issues.
The Next Steps For Win Big to Fight for Your Claim
If you have suffered a work-related injury, there are important steps you should take to ensure you receive the workers' compensation you deserve. Specifically, you should document the facts surrounding your accident by collecting witness statements and taking photographs of the accident's location and injuries. Additionally, you should contact a workers ' compensation attorney for a free consultation before speaking with your employer's workers' compensation insurance company.
The first step in pursuing a workers’ compensation claim is to report your injury or illness to your employer. Pennsylvania law requires you to report your injury within 120 days of your accident. If you fail to report your injury, you cannot pursue your workers’ compensation claim.
To formally file a workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania, you must prepare and submit a LIBC-100 form. This can be a complex and intimidating process. To avoid common mistakes, you should retain an aggressive workers’ compensation lawyer.
After a workplace injury or illness, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is important. Under Pennsylvania law, you must treat with a doctor approved by your employer for the first 90 days following your accident. Following this initial 90-day waiting period, you should see your own doctor to ensure you receive the care you need to recover and obtain documentation for your workers’ compensation claim.
If you are struggling to navigate the workers’ compensation system or have questions about your rights and options, the personal injury lawyers at Win Big are here to help. Insurance companies want people to remain ignorant of their rights and abandon their claims. Our PA lawyers will provide you with a free consultation, and the guidance and support you need to successfully pursue your claim.
Let Win Big Law Fight For Your Rights
At Win Big, our PA workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured workers in Northampton. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have a proven track record of success in Pennsylvania. Our Northampton workers’ compensation lawyers will work tirelessly to help you get the compensation you need to recover and move forward with your life.
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.