Easton Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Help Recovering from Job Injuries in the Lehigh Valley
Your employer is required to provide workers compensation insurance in the event that you are injured in or on your way to 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 for. Our experienced Easton workers’ compensation attorney Adam D. Meshkov is here to help. Through his skilled representation, Attorney Meshkov will ensure you receive the compensation you are owed for your work-related injuries.
Call Meshkov & Breslin today (610) 285-1963 to get to work on your successful workers’ compensation claim.
Your Workers Compensation Benefits
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 while 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.
Your 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 If Your Workers Comp Claim Is Denied
If you have received a denial letter, your next step is to contact an attorney. Our workers compensation lawyer, Adam D. Meshkov, will represent you in a hearing and fight for your right to benefits. If the Bureau of Workers Compensation continues to resist paying or correctly categorizing your claim, Adam will take your case to the Workers Compensation Appeal Board in Philadelphia.
Construction work is by nature dangerous, meaning most workers’ comp claims come from accidents in this field. However, even though they are common, construction accident claims are also very tricky. This is because construction projects and sites involve so many moving parts and organizations working together that it can be difficult to determine fault.
The following parties may be partially or fully at-fault for your accident:
- Your employer
- Your coworkers
- The general contractor
- Independent contractors working on the site
- Owner of the property/lot on the construction site
- Manufacturers of the tools or equipment involved in the accident
Our workers’ compensation attorney will help you establish fault, collect evidence from the scene of the accident, interview witnesses, review your medical records, and anything else which will help you successfully win the workers’ compensation you are owed.
Call Meshkov & Breslin today at (610) 285-1963 with questions or to schedule your free consultation.
You have a right to workers’ compensation when you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania. We can help you get the benefits you deserve, even if you have already been denied. If your injuries prevent you from coming to us, we are happy to meet with you in your home or at your hospital bed.Call Today - (610) 285-1963