Were You Injured On The Job In Berks County, PA?
Suffering a work-related injury can be a scary experience that can leave you with unexpected medical bills, lost income and lots of physical pain. Many employees who are injured on the job worry about how they are going to deal with their new financial difficulties and the uncertain future that lies ahead.
Fortunately, workers compensation laws in Pennsylvania allow injured workers to pursue compensation for their injuries by filing a workers comp claim.
The Bulldog Lawyers have successfully represented injured workers throughout Berks County, PA for decades and have helped many injured workers recover the compensation that they need. Whether you are applying for benefits for the first time or were previously denied benefits, our experienced legal team is prepared to fight for your rights.
Start your path to recovery today by calling 610-595-4658 to speak with our workers compensation lawyers in Reading, PA.
I Was Hurt At Work. Can I Get Workers Comp Benefits?
In the State of Pennsylvania, any employee that becomes injured on the job has a right to receive workers compensation benefits regardless of what caused their work-related injury.
Workers compensation benefits provide injured workers with weekly cash payments which are designed to cover an medical bills incurred as a result of their injury and also replace a portion of an injured worker’s lost wages.
But actually obtaining workers comp benefits is often more difficult than it should be. Insurance companies are usually armed with a team of attorneys who are determined to deny you the benefits that you deserve. Additionally, the process involved in filing a workers comp claim involves many time-sensitive steps. Missing a deadline or leaving out important information on your application can result in your claim being denied.
By contacting a Berks County work injury attorney, you can maximize your chances of obtaining the compensation that you need.
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Helping Injured Employees In Pennsylvania
If you were injured at work then you need to speak with an experienced Pennsylvania workers compensation attorney immediately to ensure you receive any benefits that you may be entitled to.
The Bulldog Lawyers represent hard-working employees throughout the entire State of Pennsylvania. We serve clients all over Berks County, PA from our Reading office including workers in:
- Wyomissing, PA
- Birdsboro, PA
- Kutztown, PA
- Blandon, PA
- West Reading, PA
- Exeter Township, PA
- Shillington, PA
- Whitfield, PA
- Boyertown, PA
- and surrounding areas.
Contact us today at 610-595-4658 for a free consultation to learn about your legal rights after a work-related injury.
Local Berks County Resources For Injured Workers
If you are seeking workers compensation benefits in Berks County then you may need to contact several government agencies and local businesses throughout your path to recovery. We have compiled a list of local resources in the Reading, PA / Berks County area that may be helpful to you below:
- Workers Compensation Office of Adjudication (Reading, PA)
- Reading Hospital & Medical Center
- PA CareerLink® Berks County
- Berks County Regional Services (Pennsylvania DOL)
- Social Security Administration Office
- Reading, PA Website
- Berks County Website
- Western Berks Physical Therapy & Wellness Center
You can also contact our workers compensation lawyers at our Reading, PA office location for guidance and other recommendations.
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Latest Reading, PA Workers Comp News
By Jay Shor, Esq.
February 21, 2017- Industrial Accident Leaves Worker Seriously Injured
In Indiana, a factory worker was seriously hurt after an industrial accident took place. The worker was trapped under a heavy weight of cardboard. Emergency responders were called to the work site in the early hours of the morning and the trapped man was taken to a hospital in serious condition. The facility the man was working at is called the Corrugated Supplies Company which distributes corrugated sheets of cardboard. There was no further information available as to what caused the accident and whether or not an investigation is underway.
January 13, 2017- Changes Being Proposed For PA Truck Driver Workers Compensation
It has been reported that states that have a high rate of truck worker fatality have reduced workers’ compensation benefits. Some states go even further and cap benefits for other work-related repetitive strain injuries that commonly affect truck drivers, such as tennis elbow which can be caused by repeatedly turning the steering wheel. Pennsylvania has proposed workers’ compensation legislation that would further limit a worker’s choice of medical provider. At the moment, a worker must see a physician in the first 90 days following an injury. However, proposed laws are looking to extend the period during which a worker must be treated by an approved physician to six months.
December 13, 2016- Work Related Accident Kills One Man In Allen Township
Recently, a 39-year-old man died in a work-related incident in Allen Township. According to a spokesman, the man who died was affiliated with the Rockefeller Group, and he was working on a project close to a FedEx hub construction. A Rockefeller spokesman confirmed that their company contracted for site work to take place where the accident took place. The exact details of the accident have not been fully released and the incident is under investigation by OSHA.
June 21, 2016 – Pennsylvania Grants Workers Compensation Claim For Man “Worked To Death”
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently granted compensation to a widow whose husband died after suffering a heart attack, which the widow claims was due to her late husband’s strenuous work schedule. After her husband’s death, the widow filed for standard death benefits amounting to 60% of her husband’s wages, as well as up to $3,000 for burial expenses. While the claim was initially denied, the Workers Compensation Judge (WCJ) overseeing the case recently granted the claim. For more information on this story, visit Rueters.com.