your workers compensation attorney
In Pennsylvania, workers' compensation laws are constantly changing. Above all, they're continually becoming stricter over the years. As you can see, this can complicate getting your settlement. So, if you don't have quality representation on your side, you're putting yourself at a huge disadvantage. Therefore, at the Biscontini Law Firm, we fight for employees with injuries from work trying to get the most favorable legal outcomes.
If you've been through an injury on the job, the claims process is quite complex. Additionally, Pennsylvania's state laws give strict instructions on the treatment you can receive. As you can see, employers are going to call into question their responsibility so they can avoid fault. Above all, their mission is to save money. As a result, employers will want these cases to move quite slowly.
However, a quick judgment isn't always possible for every single case. For instance, in cases involving exposure to chemicals, illnesses can take months or years to notice. So, an extensive investigation should take place in order to place responsibility. However, in some cases, you would need to review medical records. In conclusion, if your employer is at fault, they can also have a say over which medical provider you visit.
Important Worker's Compensation Tips You Should Know
So, before accepting any care from some workers' compensation provider, there are some things the employer needs to do first. First, they should fill out the "First Report of Injury" form keeping track of important details of your doctor's appointments. For instance, these include dates, times, and details of all of your doctor appointments.
Above all, this is important since they base your compensation for missing work on how many days you're unable to do your job. Also, in case your injuries are permanent, your employer may be legally required to provide you another position. However, if your employer doesn't offer this to you, you should obtain representation. Often, they'll make sure that the employer can actually provide you what you need.
As you can see, injuries that stem from work can lead to serious medical conditions requiring serious medical treatment. Above all, it's essential to follow the Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation guidelines and be represented by an attorney with experience that you know will fight for you.
Worker's Compensation in Pennsylvania
Starting in 2020, the maximum weekly compensation rate in Pennsylvania is $1,081. They base this rate on up to ⅔ of the injured worker’s average pay. There are other potential factors that come into play when determining the rate. However, workers' compensation insurance carriers miscalculate the average weekly wage quite frequently. Therefore, workers with an injury can lose a significant amount of money over time. In conclusion, this is why you should speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney if you've been hurt on the job.
At Biscottini Law, we’ve worked with various injury cases. If you have received work-related injuries, contact Biscontini Law Firm at (570)-283-7777. We conveniently serve in Archbald, Ashley, Avoca, Bear Creek, Bethany, Carbondale, Clarks Summit, Dallas, Delaware Water Gap, Dickson City, Dunmore, Dupont, Duryea, Dushore, Eagles Mere, East Stroudsburg, Edwardsville, Forksville, Forty Fort, Hawley, Hazleton, Honesdale, Jessup, Lake Wallenpaupack, Landsford, Laporte, Laurel Run, Lehighton, Luzerne, Matamoras, Milford, Moosic, Mountain Top, Mount Cobb, Mount Pocono, Nanticoke, Old Forge, Palmerton, Pittston, Plains, Scranton, Shavertown, Troop, Waymart, Weissport, Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming, and surrounding areas.