For many individuals who suffer from work-related illnesses or injuries, the ability to receive workers’ compensation benefits is the only thing standing between financial survival and financial ruin. While these benefits are available to help you stay afloat while you are unable to earn an income, they are not always easy to obtain.
In fact, your employer’s insurance company may attempt to do everything in its power to deny your claim. If you’re having difficulty obtaining workers’ comp benefits in Lancaster, PA, you need the services of aggressive workers’ compensation lawyers who will fight for your rights.
What If I’m at Fault?
You may be under the misconception that you are not entitled to receive benefits if the incident was your fault. Perhaps your employer may have even tried to deny your claim by stating it is not responsible for the incident. This is illegal; even if you caused the accident that injured you, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
You should also know you cannot sue an employer directly to receive compensation for an accident or injury; in most cases, pursuing a workers’ comp claim is your only recourse.
WHAT IF I’M NOT COVERED?
Nearly all workers in the state of Pennsylvania are covered by workers’ compensation, including part-time and seasonal workers. Even small businesses with only one employee are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage, as are nonprofit companies and unincorporated businesses.
Do not let an employer intimidate or bully you. You are entitled to coverage under the law.
Where Can I Turn for Help in Lancaster?
The committed workers’ compensation lawyers at the firm of KBG Injury Law will help you get the results you deserve. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have extensive experience in dealing with employers and their insurance companies in all types of workers’ comp matters. We understand the tactics they will use to try to deny your claim, and we know how to overcome them.
Some typical tactics include:
- Alleging that you do not meet eligibility requirements.
- Claiming that you are not as injured as reported.
- Delaying receipt of paychecks.
- Misclassifying the work performed.
Whether your benefits are being denied, delayed or modified, KBG Injury Law can help. Workers’ compensation cases are one of our main focuses, and we have a proven track record of success.
WHAT TYPES OF BENEFITS CAN I RECEIVE?
Under Pennsylvania law, injured workers, or beneficiaries in the event of a death, may be entitled to numerous benefits, including:
- Medical care
- Payment for lost wages
- Specific loss benefits (such as severe disfigurement or the loss, or loss of use, of digits and limbs)
- Death benefits
When you work with KBG Injury Law, our workers’ comp attorneys will review your case with you and determine which benefits you may be entitled to based on your specific circumstances.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO RECEIVE THESE BENEFITS?
It is important to make sure you receive any workers’ comp benefits you may be entitled to so that you have the financial resources you need to get you through your recovery.
Being without a regular paycheck can affect your ability to afford basic necessities. Moreover, medical care costs are high, and paying for medications and treatments out of pocket can be a major financial burden. By getting the wage and medical benefits you deserve, you won’t have to make choices based on your finances and at the expense of your health. You also won’t have to return to work before you are recovered just to make ends meet. If you do return to work before you are ready, you put yourself at risk of further injury.
Contact KBG Injury Law today and let us help you collect the benefits you are lawfully owed.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Who Treat You with Respect
In addition to our successful track record in helping our clients get the workers’ compensation results they deserve, a key reason why so many turn to KBG is the way we treat our clients. When you come to us, you’re always treated with dignity and respect. We will always provide you with compassionate support and manage all the legal details so you can focus on your recovery.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Lancaster
If you’ve been injured on the job, contact the Lancaster law office of KBG for a free consultation.