Have you been injured or fallen ill on the job in Pennsylvania? Did workers' compensation deny your claim? If so, you may benefit from the services of the qualified, experienced workers' compensation attorneys at the Shafer Law Firm.
About Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law
Pennsylvania law requires most employers to purchase workers' compensation insurance to protect their employees in the event of a work-related injury or illness. If you become ill or injured as a direct result of your job, you can file a workers' compensation claim with your employer's insurance, and your employer's insurance company may provide you with compensation to cover your medical bills and lost wages. Workers' compensation also pays death benefits to the families of workers who are killed as a result of employment.
Understanding the Claims Process
If you are injured on the job, or if you contract a work-related illness, you must submit a claim to your employer's workers' compensation insurance provider in order to receive compensation. However, in some cases, the insurance company may deny your claim. If your claim is denied, you must appeal the decision successfully in order to receive benefits.
Hiring a Local Workers' Compensation Attorney
Workers' compensation claims may be denied for a number of reasons. In some cases, a denial occurs simply because the insurance provider needs more information about your injury or expenses. In other cases, the provider is simply trying to avoid paying the claim.
If your workers' compensation claim is denied, the best thing you can do is consult with a Crawford County injury lawyer who has experience in this practice area. Only an attorney who understands Pennsylvania workers' compensation law can thoroughly evaluate your case and maximize your chances of a successful appeal.
Contact Shafer Law Firm
The skilled workers' compensation attorneys at the Shafer Law Firm have years of experience dealing with workers' compensation cases in Pennsylvania, and they are familiar with every nuance of the law. If you hire our firm to represent you in your case, we can analyze your original claim, help you identify the cause of the denial and formulate an appeal to get you the benefits you deserve.
We understand that, as an injured or ill employee, you are already dealing with financial problems, and we will never ask you to pay a fee for our services unless we are able to win your case. To learn more about working with the Shafer Law Firm, or to schedule a free consultation, call our office today. We look forward to hearing from you!