Have you been injured while at work or in the workplace? Or, are you out of work due to a work-related injury? If you answered yes to either of these questions, our firm will help you with your worker’s compensation claim. Brennan Law Offices provides financial relief and support to people injured at work. Our firm is in your corner and will fight for working families.
Workers Compensation Laws in Pennsylvania
Filing a claim for workers’ compensation can be frustrating and overwhelming, and the system often seems stacked against an injured claimant when someone with knowledge of Workers Compensation laws on your side will ease the frustration of filing a lawsuit and getting what you deserve. We provide each client with high-quality legal services so a settlement or recovery is possible.
Worker Compensation Act
The Pennsylvania Worker Compensation Act provides that all employers, including non-profit organizations, must issue workers’ compensation insurance for all employees. Including full-time employees, part-time employees, and seasonal employees (but not contractors). Time is of the essence and plays a big part in filing a claim, so you must act immediately. Illnesses from exposure to certain materials such as asbestos or benzenes are covered under the Workers Compensation Act. These exposures can lead to a lifetime disability and work-loss benefits and medical benefits may be covered. We fight for both the rights of the worker and their families so they can help get their lives back in order. We at Brennan Law Offices can give you that relief and the compensation you deserve.
No fee unless we get compensation for you.
Most worker’s compensation cases are handled on a contingency basis. We only get paid if you get a positive result. Whether by winning your case, preventing the insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits in your favor.
We support union workers with a union discount
Our team at Brennan Law Office come from Union families and has fought hard for union workers. We show that commitment by providing a union discount below the general statutory fee in solidarity with our friends in organized labor.
Brennan Law Offices is always happy to meet with clients and help them get the best resolution possible to their problems.
If we can’t best serve your needs, we will help you find someone who can. Tim has developed an extensive network of trusted and experienced lawyers he may refer clients to if their cases require further specialization.
If you get injured on the job or as a result of your job activities:
Seek emergency medical attention if needed.
IMMEDIATELY REPORT YOUR INJURY
TO YOUR EMPLOYER OR SUPERVISOR.
Save copies of all correspondence regarding your injury.
Your benefits include all reasonable and necessary medical treatment, benefits for lost wages and benefits for specific injuries resulting in permanent disabilities such as loss of use and/or disfigurement (scars).
You will generally receive two-thirds of your average wage up to a fixed ceiling.
These payments are tax-free, however there may be some offsets.
You are eligible wage-loss replacement benefits as soon as you have lost seven days of work because of an injury or illness.
For the first 90 days you are required to treat with a “panel” physician.
You are free to choose your own doctor if your employer does not have a list of “panel” physicians. You are also free to select another doctor on the list if the first choice was unsatisfactory.
Your employer’s insurance company will make the initial decision on whether your injury is covered under the Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Act.
If your claim is denied, you are entitled to file a Claim Petition that will be assigned to a Judge who will conduct a hearing to make a determination regarding your eligibility to receive workers compensation benefits.