Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws are intended to provide injured workers with compensation for medical bills and lost wages while they cannot work. Workers’ compensation is a complex system devised by the federal government, which then has to conform to Pennsylvania state laws; benefits are paid by private insurance companies, the State Workers’ Insurance Fund, or self-insured employers. Complying with all stipulations involved can be a daunting task, especially for someone unfamiliar with the process of attaining benefits. Why would you risk your payments by trying to take on this arduous task yourself when you should be concentrating on healing? Put our experience to work for you and avoid the pitfalls that can harm your claim.
At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, we've represented 1000s of injured workers. We have an experienced team of lawyers in-house to handle every aspect of your work comp claim.
Work with a Lawyer Who Has Earned Workers' Compensation Law Specialty Certification
When you are injured on the job, the consequences can be physically debilitating, but that is not the only reason you should find a Harrisburg, PA workers compensation attorney to handle your case. The mental and financial stresses can be considerable, and you may have to adjust to a new lack of mobility with all the frustration that implies. You need the help of an experienced team of Harrisburg personal injury lawyers to help you to navigate the intricate details of your Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim. At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, our very own J. Jeffrey Watson has been certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Worker's Compensation Law Section.
We have been helping workplace victims since 1922 and can guide you through the claim process so you receive the full benefits to which you are entitled.
Documenting Your Accident-Related Damages 101
It is imperative after an injury on the job to seek medical attention immediately—not only to prevent your condition from becoming worse but also to allow a qualified doctor to document your injuries. For a claim of disability to be successful, medical records are vital, as are copies of all other associated documents such as correspondence, pay stubs, and receipts for out-of-pocket expenses.
If possible, photograph your injuries, the scene where the accident occurred, the condition of any machinery or equipment involved in the incident, and any other factors that seem relevant. Also, keep a complete record of your interaction with any insurers who have or who may pay out benefits for your injuries. And remember: Time lost is evidence lost! The sooner you call our firm, the better.
Permanently Disabled Because of a Workplace Injury?
If you have been hurt and can no longer work, our legal team is composed of skilled Social Security Disability lawyers. We have been practicing law for 84+ years in the Pennsylvania area and are here to help you.
Receiving Medical Treatment After a Work Injury
One of the most important things that you can do following a work-related injury is to ensure that you receive the necessary medical care. Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, eligible individuals are entitled to receive benefits that cover related and reasonable surgical and medical services. These services can include medication, supplies, hospital treatments, appliances, prostheses, and more. It is vital that you choose the correct health care provider to treat your injury. Although you are free to choose your doctor, there are situations where you will need to select a provider selected by your employer for initial treatment.
Injured in a Car Accident on the Job?
Per the 2015 Annual Report on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation & Workplace Safety, highway motor accidents accounted for more than 3% of all work injuries reported that year—causing 5,000+ injuries. Truthfully, few situations can cause more distress or more catastrophic injuries than an auto accident. This fact is especially true should you be involved in a crash while on the job. Regardless of whether you are a professional commercial driver, such as a truck driver, or if you were driving in another capacity, you have benefits you are owed if you were injured in a workplace accident. At Handler Henning & Rosenberg, we can help evaluate your case and determine your legal options. Call today if you would like to set up a free consultation with our firm.
How Workers’ Compensation Affects Wrongful Death
If you lost someone you love in a work-related incident, you need to understand how workers’ compensation laws will impact your case. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides death benefits to eligible family members in these scenarios.
The following people can be eligible for death benefits:
In some instances, a spouse, such as a brother or a sister, or parents may be eligible to receive these benefits.
The spouse will be eligible to receive benefits for the rest of their life or until they remarry. Should they remarry, they will be eligible to receive the rest of the compensation in a lump sum. Children are eligible to receive benefits until they turn 18 years of age unless they have a disability; benefits can extend to the age of 23 for individuals enrolled as full-time students. Because the laws surrounding death benefits are involved, it is crucial that you do not hesitate to get the legal help that you need if you are dealing with this tragedy. Turn to an experienced lawyer from Handler Henning & Rosenberg for compassionate, effective legal care.
Why Speak with Our Harrisburg Work Injury Law Firm?
In Pennsylvania, employees have a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits when they have suffered work-related injuries or disabilities. The benefits are designed to help cover both medical and living expenses for the period when you cannot work. You are entitled to these benefits, and the attorneys at our firm can see that you receive them.
Filing a compensation claim is an involved process. If you overlook details, you may be denied benefits or receive less than appropriate compensation for your injuries. This possibility is why it is imperative to be represented by qualified workers’ compensation attorneys like those at Handler Henning & Rosenberg.
"I never thought that I would need a lawyer to fight for me, but I am glad that I chose Handler, Henning, and Rosenberg. Matt Rosenberg was my lawyer and I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. Matt Rosenberg came to my house because I was unable to travel any distance. He was direct, friendly, and cared about me and my case. He was very professional."- Tina M.
Put Our Years of Experience to Work for You
You are likely grappling with your medical bills. There may be extenuating circumstances such as:
- You were asked to submit to an independent medical examination or to attend vocational counseling
- You believe the government is watching you under suspicion of fraudulently seeking benefits
- Your claim involves unusual pain and suffering for scarring or Specific Loss (amputation)
In short, you are not only stressed by your physical condition but also confused by the claims process and struggling to make ends meet. Our Harrisburg work injury attorneys know you cannot wait for benefits and that you need to get on with your life. We concentrate on resolving claims in the shortest time possible, with the least stress possible.
Receive a Free Consultation from Our Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Law Firm
We believe victims are entitled to just compensation for their injuries in cases of negligence and offer free legal consultations with a no fee guarantee. If you have been injured or disabled while on the job, Pennsylvania law dictates you have a legal right to collect workers’ compensation benefits. The Harrisburg, PA workers’ compensation attorneys at Handler Henning & Rosenberg LLC are here to relieve the pressure of filing your claim, work diligently on your behalf, and help you get what is rightfully yours. With years of experience, we can save you time, money, and stress by filing your claim on your behalf. We understand how insurance companies operate and the strategies they use to put you in a corner. Thanks to our experience, we know how to fight for what you need most.
Call a Harrisburg workers’ compensation attorney at Handler Henning & Rosenberg at (717) 775-7514 for a free consultation and to learn how our legal representation can help you.