If you have been involved in an accident at your workplace, you may be familiar with the concept of workers compensation. If your job related accident resulted in an injury or some kind of illness or disease, you are eligible as an employee to seek financial compensation for your medical bills and for your lost wages while you recover.

Unfortunately, many workers discover the hard way that preparing and filing workers compensation claims can be a lengthy, difficult, and confusing process. Most claims must be filed within a certain amount of time after the incident. According to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, you must alert your employer of your injury within 21 days of the incident to receive immediate compensation, and within 120 days of the incident to receive any compensation at all. This makes it extremely important that you have everything in order as quickly as possible, including copies of medical records and bills, in order to accurately complete the paperwork required for a workers compensation claim. If you are filing on behalf of a disabled or deceased family member, the process can be even more complicated if you do not know where the appropriate records or bills are located.

Furthermore, it can be very difficult to prove that certain kinds of injuries or illnesses are the result of an incident at work. For example, if you got asthma at work from breathing in chemicals or certain particles, your employer’s insurance company could argue that you already had asthma before the job and that you are not entitled to receive any workers compensation benefits for your asthma. Even some injuries, such as carpal tunnel, can be argued to have been preexisting injuries, even if you actually received the injury on the job. Employers and their insurance companies often try to limit the amount of benefits they have to pay in workers compensation cases, so it is important to make sure that your case is solid.

If you encounter any of these difficulties, you need to get in touch with an experienced workers compensation lawyer in the Philadelphia area. Having the assistance of a lawyer who knows the rules and regulations that govern workers compensation claims can make your claim go much more smoothly than it would if you tried to do it on your own. Your lawyer will visit your home or hospital room if you are too sick to travel to discuss your case. We will help you get together all of the documents and paperwork you need to give to the insurance company. And we will make sure that it is clear that your illness or injury was the result of a work related incident so that you receive the full benefits that you deserve.

Don’t hesitate to call our offices so that you can begin the preparation process as quickly as possible. This will guarantee that you have everything in order within the time frame designated for your claim. We can be reached by phone at (#) or using our online form.

 

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