Workers' Compensation Lawyer
In Pennsylvania, all employers are legally required to carry workers' compensation coverage for full and part-time employees.
After experiencing an injury or illness related to your job, you should be covered by workers' compensation benefits.
If you are having trouble with your claim or benefits, our compensation lawyers in Stroudsburg and Scranton, PA, can help you.
Contact Our Work Injury Lawyers Now
Workers' compensation benefits can sometimes be unfairly denied or prematurely cut off, leaving injured workers without a safety net. The compensation attorneys at the Foley Law Firm have been helping employees resolve workers' compensation issues for decades, with a distinguished record of success.
We do not charge any legal fees upfront for compensation claims. We only get paid a percentage of any compensation we obtain. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today.
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Workers' compensation is a form of insurance meant to provide payment of medical costs and up to two-thirds reimbursement of lost wages for in injury that is work-related. Your potential compensation can also include:
- Partial disability benefits for employees who cannot work at full capacity
- Total disability benefits for employees who are never able to return to work
- Permanent injury payments for the loss of a body part
- Death benefits paid to the spouse and children of a deceased worker
Compensation Case Issues We Handle
The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act requires that employers carry insurance to compensate employees for injuries sustained on the job. That being said, issues for the employee can arise if the employer is uncooperative or the insurance company wrongly denies the claim.
The following are potential workers' compensation issues that Foley Law Firm can help with:
- Procuring lump sum settlements
- Employer refuses to file your claim
- Claim filed and benefits denied by insurance
- Benefits terminated, suspended, or modified by insurer
You Are Protected Even If You Caused Your Injury
Compensation law makes clear that a claim cannot be denied because you are considered to be at fault for the injury or illness. When insurance companies resort to these arguments, our compensation lawyers step up for Scranton and Stroudsburg injured workers.
There are some exceptions. For example, an insurance company can argue that:
- Your injuries were intentionally self-inflicted
- You were attacked by a co-worker for personal reasons unrelated to the job
- Your injuries were caused by intoxication on the job
- You broke the law in the course of your accident
Request Your Free Consultation With Our Compensation Team
Our 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 compensation claim 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.
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You Have Years To File As Long as You Meet the Initial Deadline
Your employer should be notified of your injury within 120 days of its occurrence. Once this threshold is met, you have a full three years to file your claim for compensation.
This means that even if you have an injury that happened a while ago, you can receive compensation by pursuing your claim now. Talk to our compensation lawyers to find out if you still have eligibility to file for compensation.
We Can Prove an Injured Worker
Was In Fact an Employee
Workers' compensation protections are robust. One way employers try to get around them is by claiming an injured workers was actually not legally classified as an employee. This can be especially pernicious when they claim a harmed employee was an independent contractor.
An employer can make this claim by stating that the injured worker had total freedom to determine how and when they performed their work, meaning they were a contractor and not an employee. Our compensation lawyers can look into the specifics of any work arrangement to demonstrate that you should be classified as a covered employee, not an independent contractor.