your workers compensation attorney
Pennsylvania's workers' compensation laws have constantly changed becoming stricter over the years. As you can see, this could complicate getting a settlement if you don't have quality representation on your side. At the Biscontini Law Firm, we fight for employees with work-related injuries trying to get the most favorable legal outcomes.
If you've been injured on the job, it can be a complicated ordeal. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania's state laws have very strict guidelines on the treatment you should receive. As you can see, employers will question their responsibility to avoid fault. Above all, their aim most of the time is to save money.
However, this isn't always possible with all cases. For example, in a case involving exposure to chemicals, illnesses could take months or years to be noticed. As you can see, an extensive investigation should take place to establish responsibility. In some cases, medical records would need to be reviewed. 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
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. These include dates, times, and details of all of your doctor appointments.
As you can see, it's important since missed wages compensation is based 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, work-related injuries could 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 experienced attorney you know that will fight for you.
Worker's Compensation in Pennsylvania
Starting in 2020, the maximum weekly compensation rate in Pennsylvania is $1,081. This rate is mostly made up of ⅔ of the injured worker’s average pay. There are other potential factors that come into play when determining the rate. However, it’s found that the average weekly wage is one of the most frequently miscalculated items by workers’ compensation insurance carriers. Because of these errors, injured workers can lose a significant amount of money over time which is why you should speak with an experienced personal injury 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.