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Pittsburgh Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Being injured on the job can have a profoundly negative effect upon the victim. You face hospital time, doctor visits, perhaps a permanent physical condition due to a work injury. You watch your savings go down the drain as you try to survive being out of work. Becoming injured at work can result from many causes, including an accident, exposure to excessive noise, an unsafe working environment due to negligence, and many other conditions.
Qualifying for Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation was established to protect employees who have sustained work-related injuries. Generally, the benefits cover medical expenses and wage loss. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a work-related accident, pursuing your claim quickly is crucial as there is a limited time frame within which to file a claim.
In addition, obtaining medical attention as soon as possible is important not only for your health but also to document the full extent of your injury and have it counted as a work injury.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
While you may be able to pursue workers’ compensation on your own, having an experienced advisor to ensure that matters are handled fairly is a significant benefit. Further, if your employer has denied your claim, stating that the company is not responsible for your injury, you will need an experienced trial attorney to take up your cause in court. Our firm stands ready to help you with injury lawyers well-versed in Pennsylvania law and workers’ rights.
If you choose to pursue compensation for your work-related injury on your own without the help of a workers’ compensation attorney, it is important that you approach matters carefully:
- Make sure you understand completely any document you are asked to sign regarding your rights, your benefits or your employment status.
- Never sign a partially completed document. Make certain that every portion is completely filled out and that you understand the ramifications of signing.
If you require experienced counsel regarding your workers’ compensation claim or representation in the event of a denial of benefit when an employer has denied culpability, contact Thomas E. Crenney & Associates, LLC today.