Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers

 

Your job is an important part of your life. If you cannot work due to an on-the-job injury, it affects not just your ability to provide for your family, but your sense of self as well. The experienced Pennsylvania workers' compensation lawyers at Perry & Baumbach, P.C., understand there is more than just a paycheck at stake in your case. Attorneys Judson B. Perry and Queena S. Baumbach are highly experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers, with a history of representing injured workers.

Workers' Compensation Lawyers Who Know PA Law

Perry & Baumbach, P.C., represents injured workers' in all aspects of the workers' compensation process. Whether you simply need advice, need representation for the initial filing of a claim, need help defending your benefits against attack by the insurance company, or need help obtaining a fair settlement of your case, we can help. Both Attorneys Perry and Baumbach are experienced Pennsylvania workers' compensation lawyers and can aggressively represent your interests at the hearing level or during the appellate process.

There is more to filing a workers' compensation claim than just filling out paperwork. As experienced Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorneys, Perry & Baumbach, P.C., can ensure your interests are represented throughout the process — that means fighting with insurance companies, obtaining the appropriate medical evidence and referring you out for any 3rd party liability claims as well.

Important Facts about Workers' Compensation:

  1. You cannot sue your employer. The Pennsylvania legislature created the workers' compensation system so that you can receive workers' compensation benefits instead of having to sue your employer. Under most circumstances, workers' compensation is an exclusive remedy. However, it is possible that you also have a 3rd party liability claim in addition to your workers' compensation case. A qualified attorney should be able to advise you regarding whether you have such a claim.
  2. Workers' Compensation benefits generally pay you 2/3 of your pre-injury wages.
  3. Workers' Compensation benefits can be in the form of wages and/or medical benefits for your work injury.
  4. If your claim is denied, you have three (3) years from the date of your injury to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. If you fail to file a claim within three (3) years, then you lose the right to do so.
  5. You have 120 days from the date of your injury to report your injury to your employer.
  6. You need to treat with the company doctor for the first 90 days after your injury. After the 90 day period has expired, you can treat with any doctor of your chosing; however, you must give the insurance carrier five (5) days notice of your decision to treat with a new doctor.
  7. The insurance carrier can have you examined by a doctor of their choosing twice a year. This is called an Independent Medical Examination (IME).
  8. If you are receiving workers' compensation benefits, you may receive Employee Verification Forms. These forms need to be completed and returned to the insurance carrier within 30 days or the insurance carrier may stop your benefits.
  9. It is an injured worker’s duty to be available for work within their limitations.

These are just a few important facts that you might encounter when dealing with a workers' compensation case. The law is very complicated, and it can be quite confusing. While you are certainly free to attempt to handle your case on your own, you may find it beneficial to retain a qualified workers' compensation attorney who knows Pennsylvania law to help you. Please call Perry & Baumbach, P.C., for a free consultation.