Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Provide Comprehensive Legal Advice and Resources to Guide Injured Workers Through the Complex Process from Beginning to End
Many people never experience an on-the-job injury or workplace illness that requires legal assistance. However, for the thousands of workers that do experience life-altering, work-related injuries, the task of obtaining rightful compensation may seem quite daunting. At McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers work tirelessly to make the complex claims process as easy and efficient as possible. Our primary goal is to lessen your legal burdens so that you can focus on restoring your own well-being and quality of life.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Each state has a Workers’ Compensation law in place to protect the rights of workers that suffer on-the-job injuries or illnesses. The benefits available through workers’ compensation include:
- Compensation for medical expenses and treatment related to your work injury
- Death benefits for family members of individuals that die as a result of the work-related injury or illness
- Lost wages for your current and future inability to work
- Specific loss benefits for the loss of limbs, senses or permanent disfigurement
Most workers are eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation with the exception of volunteers, agricultural workers, railroad workers and others covered by industry-specific compensation regulations.
What to do if You’ve Been Injured On-The-Job
If you are injured while at work, you must report your injury as soon as possible. Your employer is then required to file a first report of injury with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. In many cases, you are required to seek treatment from a specified list of approved workers’ comp doctors and healthcare providers. Generally, you may seek treatment from an unlisted provider after an initial 90-day period or sooner if you are advised to have invasive surgery.
If your employer denies your workers’ comp claim, you have the right to appeal the decision and your case will be decided by a Workers’ Compensation judge. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may also have potential personal injury claims against your employer for negligence or premises liability. Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation attorneys analyze your case and provide the advice and resources you need to understand your options and make the best decisions for your future.
Don’t Conquer the Workers’ Compensation Process Alone, Trust our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers to Recover the Compensation you Deserve
Workers’ Compensation claims can be confusing and overwhelming. At McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers work hard to provide personalized and responsive representation in a compassionate environment. To discuss your options during a free consultation, contact us online or call 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221. We serve clients in Southeast Pennsylvania including Delaware County, Chester County and Montgomery County as well as in the states of New Jersey and Delaware.