Do You Need The Help of a Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

If you have experienced an injury or illness related to your job, you should be covered by workers' compensation benefits. In Pennsylvania, all employers are legally required to carry workers' compensation coverage for full and part-time employees. Workers' compensation benefits can sometimes be unfairly denied or prematurely cut-off though, leaving injured workers without a safety net. If you have been injured on the job and are having trouble with your claim or benefits, including challenges due to an impairment rating examination, help from a workers' compensation lawyer can make the difference. In Scranton, Stroudsburg, and cities throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania, employees find expert legal help from Foley Law Firm. Our experienced attorneys have been assisting employees resolve workers' compensation issues for decades, with a distinguished record of success. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today.

Workers Compensation Lawyer Serving Milford, Pennsylvania

After a work-related accident, Joe was having a difficult time finding effective legal representation for his workers' compensation case. After choosing the team at the Foley Law Firm, Joe experienced the communication and care that sets our worker's compensation lawyers apart from the competition.

About Workers' Compensation 

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Injuries in the workplace are common, whether from a sudden fall on a construction job site or a carpal tunnel injury from years of repetitive motion. Employees can also become ill after long-term exposure to a toxic chemical or severe, prolonged stress. Workers' compensation is a form of insurance meant to provide payment of medical costs and up to two-thirds reimbursement of lost wages for a disability that is work-related. 

In order to receive workers' compensation, an employee must inform his or her employer within 120 days of becoming sick or injured. The employer must then forward a claim to the insurer for approval of benefits. An employee who accepts workers' compensation benefits forfeits the right to sue an employer for negligence, and is not entitled to damages for pain and suffering. 

Issues and Complications

Issues for the employee can arise if the employer is uncooperative or the insurance company denies the claim. This could be for one of a number of reasons, but a claim cannot be denied because you are considered to be at fault for the injury or illness. Exceptions include injuries that are intentionally self-inflicted, caused by intoxication, illegal drug use or breaking the law, or caused by an attack by a co-worker for personal reasons or an attack by someone unrelated to the job.

The following are potential workers' compensation issues that Foley Law Firm can help with:

How a Legal Advocate Makes the Difference

Our experienced workers' compensation attorneys can help you appeal the decision of an insurance company, providing the benefits you and your family need when you are unable to work. If your employer is uncooperative, we can help you file a claims petition to receive your benefits. We can also negotiate a potential lump settlement for you, or alternatively, advise you to refuse one that has been offered. 

Foley Law Firm is staffed with caring, knowledgeable attorneys who want to help. We are a plaintiff's law firm, and are aggressive advocates for workers. If you are up against a large insurance company, there is no need to feel intimidated. We are a well established firm with a reputation for excellence, and we are formidable opponents for big business.

Learn More During a Consultation

If you need the help of a workers' compensation attorney, contact our firm today. Consultations are always free, and we earn our legal fees when you receive your settlement.

General Guide

This brochure is a general guide for injured workers on the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act for work injuries and illnesses occurring on or after June 24, 1996. This is general information only and does not represent official interpretations of the law. Injured workers are encouraged to discuss questions and concerns regarding the workers' compensation law and the additional options with legal counsel.

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Foley Law Firm

The attorneys of the Foley Law Firm provide committed personal injury representation to eastern Pennsylvania. Our firm is proud to be affiliated with prominent organizations, including:

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • U.S. News & Nightly Reports
  • Super Lawyers
  • Lawdragon 

If you are looking for legal representation from a top-rated personal injury law firm in Scranton, call us at (800) 523-6539 or request a consultation online.

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