Is A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Necessary?
The short answer to that question is “no.” You are not required to hire a lawyer to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, there are a number of situations in which it is advisable to work with an attorney who has experience handling Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases. These include:
- Your injuries are severe enough to require surgery or other medical treatment
- Your injuries will prevent you from returning to work for several weeks or months
- Certain aspects of your injuries may permanently alter your life or prevent you from returning to your job
- Your claim for reimbursement of medical costs has been denied
- Your employer is disputing your claim that you are unable to work and should receive compensation for a portion of your lost wages
- You feel you are not receiving the full amount of benefits you deserve
- You are afraid you may lose your job because you filed a workers’ compensation claim
We Work On These Cases Every Day
Your employer’s insurance provider has attorneys whose role is to keep insurance costs in check by minimizing the amount of workers’ compensation benefits that are paid out. They are adept at developing strategies to deny or undervalue workers’ comp claims.
Successfully litigating a workers’ compensation claim requires a thorough understanding of the process and why insurance defense lawyers deny claims in the first place. Prior to launching his own law firm in 2008, attorney Robert L. Cullen worked for both insurance defense firms, as well as inside counsel for an insurance company. That experience helps him prepare strong cases that support our clients’ claims.
We know what information is important to litigate a denied claim. Also, workers’ comp statutes change regularly. Unless you are involved with these cases on a daily basis, it is difficult to remain current on Pennsylvania workers’ compensation statutes.
If you have already been through litigating a workers’ compensation claim, either by yourself or with another attorney, and a judge found against you, you can appeal that decision. An appeal can be filed with the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, which reviews the case and determines whether the workers’ compensation judge was correct in denying your claim.
We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you have about workers’ compensation and can recommend an effective course of action. Call 267-812-5870 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
We represent clients throughout Greater Philadelphia from our office in Bristol. We are conveniently located in the Bucks County Office Center off Highway 95.