New Castle Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Filing for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, most employees are covered by workers’ compensation. This means that you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you were injured at work or suffered a work-related injury, illness, or medical condition.
We invite you to get in touch with our New Castle workers’ compensation attorneys right away. Using our vast experience, insight, and resources, we can help you appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim, seek additional benefits, fight to reverse the early termination or reduction of your benefits, or even file an initial workers’ compensation claim. If your employer is pressuring you to return to work, or if their insurance company is disputing your claim, Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George can protect you and your rights.
What Types of Workplace Accidents & Injuries Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation covers all work-related accidents, injuries, and diseases for eligible employees in Pennsylvania. Because it is a no-fault system, you do not need to prove that your employer or any other party was negligent or otherwise at fault for your injuries or medical condition to receive workers’ compensation benefits. In exchange, you typically cannot sue your employer for damages after a workplace accident or after being diagnosed with an occupational injury or illness.
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, we have helped our clients secure benefits for nearly every type of job-related injury and illness, including but not limited to:
- Injuries from lifting or other manual labor
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Burns from fires, explosions, and contact with hot items or surfaces
- Repetitive stress/motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Occupational illnesses and toxic exposure
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones and “crush” or caught-between injuries
- Fall-related injuries from slip and falls and falls from heights
- Overexertion, sprains, and strains
We have represented clients who were involved in all types of workplace accidents, including:
- Commercial vehicle and on-the-job auto accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falls from heights/to lower levels
- Construction accidents
- Explosions and fires
- Being struck by falling objects
- Incidents caused by defective products, tools, and equipment
- Accidents involving workers being caught beneath or between objects
- Machine entanglement and other machinery accidents
We also represent workers who have become seriously ill from toxic exposure to hazardous chemicals or asbestos, as well as law enforcement and medical workers infected with hepatitis C or another infectious disease via workplace exposure. We also pursue benefits for loss of use, loss of sensation, or chronic pain from repetitive strain related to carpal tunnel, rotator cuff, or similar injuries/medical conditions.
Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George assists all types of employees with workers’ compensation claims, including construction workers, factory workers, agricultural workers, healthcare providers, industrial workers, oil and gas workers, police officers, corrections officers, firefighters, first responders, paramedics, office workers, warehouse employees, commercial vehicle operators, delivery drivers, and more.
What Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Offer?
By state law, your employer must pay for medical bills from a workplace injury and replacement of wages if you cannot return to your job. Workers’ compensation also pays for disfigurement, loss of use, or permanent disability.
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, our New Castle workers’ comp lawyers can help file initial claims or fight your employer’s insurance carrier to appeal a rejection or termination of benefits. If you want to know more about the exact benefits you may be eligible to receive, as well as the amount you can expect to recover, please contact us today and set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
What to Do If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, or if your benefits have been disputed or terminated, you have the right to file an appeal. Appealing a denied workers’ compensation claim involves numerous steps, and the process can be challenging. At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, however, we will walk with you through every step. Our workers’ compensation appeals attorneys can help you file the appropriate documentation and speak on your behalf during your hearing and other proceedings.
When you turn to our firm with a denied claim, we will start by filing a petition with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and take steps to ensure your case goes before a workers’ compensation judge. During the hearing, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate why you have a rightful claim to these benefits. Our team will work directly with you to ensure that you are fully prepared for this hearing and any other legal or administrative proceedings.
We understand what is at stake for you and your family, and we are ready to handle all aspects of your case on your behalf. Our lawyers employ their extensive resources and experience for the benefit of their clients. We also cover all litigation costs during your case, including physician depositions. If we are successful on your behalf, the insurance company will pay our expenses, but if we do not win, you will not owe us anything.
Insurance Companies Do Not Intimidate Us
At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, we know that employers’ insurance companies will often dispute or deny valid workers’ compensation claims simply to avoid having to pay them out. These tactics do not intimidate us. Our attorneys have extensive experience fighting back against insurance companies that seek to disadvantage everyday people, and we are prepared to aggressively advocate for your rights.
Our National Board of Trial Advocacy Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialists are here to guide you every step of the way. We care deeply about the people and communities we serve and strive to develop lasting relationships with each and every client. At LGKG, we truly care.
Workers’ Compensation FAQ
What should I do after a work injury?
There is a limited amount of time to report a work injury to your employer. It may also be beneficial to seek legal guidance as you complete your workers’ compensation claim.
How much will I receive?
The amount depends on the nature of your injury, what you need for recovery, and how long you will need to recover before you return to work.
How long will my benefits last?
There is no set time for how long benefits last. The length of time you will receive payments depends on your injuries and the time you need away from work, as well as continued medical care.
Can I sue my employer after a work-related accident or injury?
Filing for workers’ compensation benefits means you cannot sue your employer, but in some cases, an injured worker has grounds for a third-party personal injury claim.
How can a lawyer help me?
An experienced legal ally can help you with every aspect of the workers’ compensation claims process, from completing the initial application to litigating a denied claim. An attorney serves as your advocate during all legal proceedings, helping you understand your rights and fighting for the best possible outcome in your case. This allows you to focus on getting the medical care you need to heal from your injuries and move forward with your life.
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