Like most workers in Pennsylvania and the U.S., you may have no private disability insurance. You may be living paycheck-to-paycheck, with no savings and no safety net if you suffer an injury that keeps you from doing your job. The cost of medical treatment alone could be devastating to you and your family.
The laws in PA are designed to protect families from this fate. Workers’ compensation laws require that employers buy insurance that kicks in if a worker is hurt on the job. This insurance should cover 100 percent of your medical costs. It should also provide disability income.
Unfortunately, actually getting the benefits is far from a sure thing. This is why it is important to have a lawyer looking after your claim and protecting your rights.
At Shor & Levin, P.C, our work injury lawyers have seen insurance companies try every trick in the book to deny claims or pay less than they should. We’ll stand up to them for you and work hard to protect you and your family.
Workplace Injuries Affect Families
Most American families today simply can’t afford to miss a paycheck. Whether you are a single mother or the primary breadwinner for a large family, you need work to pay for housing, food and the clothes on your children’s backs.
Unfortunately, some workers may face dire straits. In fact, research shows that one out of every four workers in their 20’s today will become disabled before retirement. In many cases, this disability will occur due to:
- An accident at work
- Repetitive stress on the body from work
- Exposure to toxins or chemicals on the job.
Everyone dependent upon the injured person for support can suffer. This can include spouses, aging parents and kids of all ages. When insurance companies deny legitimate claims, delay in paying or fail to do what the law says they must, it is the families who pay the consequences along with the employee who got hurt.
How Our PA Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help You
At Shor & Levin, P.C., we know that worker protection laws exist so that a work injury won’t devastate an entire family. However, the laws only work if employers and insurers abide by them. Unfortunately, driven by profit rather than by conscience, some insurance companies will try to hold on to their cash at a family’s expense.
Our experienced workers’ comp lawyers won’t let them.
We will strive to keep you and your family on financially sound footing after a work injury by:
- Helping you to complete paperwork – Workers’ comp provides lost wages once you’ve missed work for seven days or more. It provides ongoing disability coverage if you cannot work. We’ll help you to complete your claim and move things forward so you can get the money you need to make rent and put food on the table.
- Appealing benefits denials or unfair attempts to limit benefits – If your work injury claim is denied, or the insurer doesn’t calculate your wage-loss benefits correctly, your family won’t have the money it needs to pay the bills. Our attorneys will appeal any denials and strive to get you the benefits you need so that your spouse, kids, parents or other loved ones can stay afloat.
- Representing family members after a work-related death – Death benefits are available through workers’ compensation. We can help family members who have lost a loved one to secure these benefits.
- Identifying possible third-party claims – While workers’ comp laws say employers cannot be sued, third parties responsible for a workplace injury or death can. We’ll review the circumstances of your case to determine if any third parties were to blame.
These are just some of the legal services that we provide to ensure that workers’ comp benefits are paid in full. We understand how much is at stake when your family is depending on your income. You can count on us to do everything possible to help you.
Allow the Bulldog Lawyers to Help You
Contact Shor & Levin, P.C., to learn more about how we fight for injured workers and their loved ones. Your consultation is FREE. You won’t pay legal fees for services unless we recover compensation for you. Get started by calling us today at (866) 462-8553 or using our online form.