Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation Lawyers Easton, Allentown

Your employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which should pay out in the event that you are injured in the workplace. However, job injury claims are routinely denied. You may be told that your injuries are not as severe as you say, or that you should be able to perform other work that you are not qualified to do. Our skilled Easton Pennsylvania workers compensation lawyers will represent you and insist that you receive compensation for your work-related injuries.

There are many types of on-the-job injuries, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Traumatic injury
  • Occupational diseases
  • Chronic pain
  • Hearing/vision loss
  • Burns
  • Dismemberment
  • Construction or automobile accidents
  • Toxic or chemical fume inhalation
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Crush injury
  • Other injuries

Workers Compensation Benefits In Pennsylvania

When you are injured at work, you are entitled to:

  • Full coverage of your medical bills related to the job injury
  • Two-thirds of your average weekly wage when you are unable to work

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation reviews your claim and determines whether you have a:

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) — You were unable to work during your recovery, but can now return to your job at full capacity
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) — You are able to return to work, but cannot perform the same functions as you could before you were injured.
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) — You are no longer able to work at all.

Your workers compensation claim may be denied altogether, or your degree of disability may be challenged. The denial letter may state that you could have returned to work sooner, or that you can return to work now although you are permanently disabled.

What To Do When Your Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied

After you have received a denial letter, your next step is to contact an attorney. Our Easton, PA workers’ compensation lawyers represent you in a hearing and fight for your right to benefits. If the insurance company continues to resist paying or correctly categorizing your claim, we may take your case to the Office of Adjudication.

Get Help From Our Easton Workers Compensation Lawyers

You have a right to workers’ compensation benefits when you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania. We can help you get the benefits you deserve. If your injuries prevent you from traveling, our Bethlehem Pennsylvania workers compensation attorneys can meet with you in your home or at your hospital bed. Contact Meshkov & Breslin online to inquire about our services or call (610) 438-6300 to schedule your free consultation.