Injuries can occur to anyone at any time, no matter what type of job they are doing. When you are injured on the job, you need help with your medical expenses and replacing your lost wages while you recover. You may also face the possibility of not being able to return to work, which can throw your future into uncertainty.
Although you may not need an attorney to help collect your initial workers' compensation benefits, you may want to seek the advice of a workers' compensation attorney so you understand your rights. At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, we will be happy to explain your rights under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act and monitor the progress of your benefits at no charge. The insurance companies have attorneys on their side, so why wouldn't you want an experienced team of workers' compensation lawyers working for you?
Medical And Wage Loss Benefits In Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's workers' compensation laws were enacted to protect employees by providing medical and wage loss benefits. The laws also provide for death benefits to be paid to families after a fatal injury. While accidents are the most common form of on-the-job injuries, you may be also entitled to benefits if you have a work-related disease or occupational illness, if you have been exposed to a hazardous substance, if you have suffered a loss of hearing as a result of noise exposure at work, or if you have other ailments, such as a repetitive motion disorder. Pre-existing conditions that are aggravated by your employment may be covered under Pennsylvania workers' compensation.
To be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, you must be able to show:
- You were employed at the time of your injury.
- Your injury did occur while you were on the job.
- Your injury was related to your employment.
Over the last four decades of handling workers' compensation cases, our lawyers have built a strong reputation for helping clients suffering from many different types of injuries: In the course of recovering millions of dollars on behalf of injured workers, we have developed proven strategies for holding insurers accountable and maximizing benefits for injured employees.
Our attorney, C. Soilis, has been certified as specialist in the area of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. This means that they have dedicated a significant amount of their practice to workers' compensation, pursued continuing education in this area of law and demonstrated a certain level of success.
Our Commitment To You
We take our responsibility to you and your family seriously, and are dedicated to treating you with compassion and respect. This means that our lawyers are with you at every step of the way, guiding you through the Pennsylvania legal system so that your workers' compensation matter is resolved quickly and effectively. We provide clear information in plain language, and we answer all of your questions about workers' compensation.
We represent workers in all occupations, including railroad workers and maritime workers. Many industries have different compensation programs that apply to them, and it is wise to retain work injury attorneys who have specific experience representing workers like you.
At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we do not believe in taking shortcuts. When we handle your workers' compensation case, we prepare it to go to decision before a workers' comp judge. While your case may settle, it often settles more favorably because we are prepared.
Don't Miss Important Deadlines - Call For A Free Consultation
The workers' compensation law includes a variety of different time limits, but the two most important relate to a worker's duty to notify his or her employer that an injury occurred, and the statute of limitations within which a claim may be pursued.
We understand that an injury or loss of a loved one can take its toll on you and your family, making it difficult to get to an attorney's office. For your convenience, we are available to come to your home, hospital, or union hall to talk with you and your family about your rights under federal and Pennsylvania laws.
If you have been injured on the job, you may have more options than you think. Contact Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, 215-792-6153 in Philadelphia or Eastern Pennsylvania, or toll free at 866-466-5789. Initial consultations regarding work accidents are free and confidential.