Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

Filing a workers’ compensation claim is a complicated process. One misstep, and your claim could be delayed or even denied. Put our experience to work for you by letting a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Attorney from Handler Henning & Rosenberg get your paperwork filled out properly and on time. We handle work comp claims all the time, so we know all the finer details of PA workers’ compensation law. Please use these simple steps to help ensure your claim is not denied or delayed, so that you get the benefits you need when you need them.

Mistake #1: Using a General Practice Attorney Who is Unfamiliar With PA Workers’ Compensation Law

Our office has a team of experienced workers comp attorneys who are well versed in workers' compensation law, work comp is all they do.

Mistake #2: Waiting Too Long or Taking Too Long To File a Claim

There are strict time limits on reporting an injury and filing a claim for workers compensation. There are also some exceptions to these rules which may prove beneficial to your situation. If your claim has been denied due to untimeliness, get a free consultation before giving up your rights.

Mistake #3: Using The Insurance Company’s Suggested Doctor

You have the right to pick any doctor you wish, as long as you do so within the time constraints. Contact us, we can help you with this.

Mistake #4: Not Getting a Specialist’s Opinion

Never accept the opinion of a general practice physician at the work comp clinic as the last word on your work injury. We can help you arrange a second opinion. We can also help with care transfers to physicians who specialize in treating your type of work injury.

Mistake #5: Using The Insurance Company’s Wage Calculator

There are multiple methods of calculating your average monthly wage. By law you are entitled to benefits based on the highest possible calculation. Let us check your wage calculation to see if it was done correctly.

Mistake #6: Failing to Receive a Disability Settlement

The insurance company’s motivation lies in their doctor releasing you without finding a permanent impairment that may entitle you to a permanent-partial disability or PPD settlement. If your medical issues include ailments the doctors are not able to address, you may qualify for disability benefits.

Mistake #7: Taking the First Settlement Offer From the Insurance Company

If you feel that your permanent partial disability (PPD) evaluation was unfair or incorrect, you have the right to a second opinion by a different doctor.


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