PA Worker's Comp Injury Questions
There are many types of work injuries that result in worker’s compensation claims, but they generally fall into two broad categories: a one-time injury like a fall or injury resulting from the operation of machinery, or a cumulative injury that occurs over time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or exposure to toxic materials.
You should talk to a PA workman’s comp lawyer as soon as possible after the injury occurs to determine your rights and make sure you are getting the benefits you are entitled to under the law. The best thing to do is to call or email Powell Law PA Worker's Comp Lawyers for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
First, because the law is much more complicated than you might think and it is changing all the time. You need the expertise and knowledge of a workers compensation attorney to make sure you are getting the benefits you deserve. In addition, if you were injured on the job by a defective or poorly maintained machine, for instance, there may be an underlying cause of action against the company responsible for maintaining it or the machine’s manufacturer. (See Product-Related Injury) Finally, if your injury is serious enough, you may be eligible for partial or permanent disability.
No. You should hire a worker's comp attorney and let him or her do the talking. Don’t talk to anyone from your employer’s insurance company until you’ve spoken with your lawyer first because anything you say and do will be used against you. And NEVER agree to sign anything or settle your claim without talking to your attorney.
Nothing up front. Unlike lawyers in other types of practices, we don’t charge by the hour. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you win. Your PA worker's comp lawyer will discuss fees with you and answer any questions during your FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Choosing the right law firm is critical to your success in court. When you meet with a worker's compensation lawyer, you should ask about his/her experience and track record handling cases like yours.
Powell Law, which was founded in 1906, is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s oldest personal injury firm. Three generations of lawyers have successfully handled literally thousands of work injury cases in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Stroudsburg and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. At Powell Law, your case will always be handled by an experienced, caring attorney who will return your phone calls promptly and give you the attention and respect you deserve.