Pittsburgh Workers’ Compensation Attorney
In the state of Pennsylvania, nearly all employees are eligible for workers’ compensation when injured on the job. Being eligible and actually receiving benefits, however, are very different things. Although this no-fault insurance program is intended to provide financial relief for injured workers, the process of filing for and collecting benefits is unusually complex. To help simplify the process it is best to begin working with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer before you file for benefits.
To schedule a free consultation with one of the Pittsburgh workers’ compensation attorneys at Hal Waldman and Associates, please contact us online or by calling (412) 338-1000 today.
When to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Typically, minor injuries that do not require time off of work do not necessitate legal representation. However, it is best to contact us if:
- Your medical issue requires time off of work
- Your injury will prevent returning to work in your previous capacity
- Your employer fights your claim
- You suspect or experience retaliation from your employer
- You are currently receiving Social Security or disability benefits
- Your initial workers’ comp claim has been denied
It is also best to contact an attorney if you suspect you may have a third-party claim. For example, construction injuries often result from third-party negligence and may be better served through a personal injury lawsuit. Our attorneys handle both types of cases and can help you determine which is most suitable during your free initial consultation.
We Fight for Injured Workers
Our Pittsburgh workers’ comp lawyers have over five decades of combined experience standing up for injured workers. We are intimately familiar with the complexities of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law and know exactly what the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is looking for on applications, allowing us to help prevent denials. We also know how to build solid cases for injured workers, helping overturn denials in appeal and get people suffering from on the job injury the full compensation they are entitled to.
If you are in need of a workers’ compensation lawyer in Pittsburgh or surrounding areas of Western Pennsylvania, please contact Hal Waldman and Associates through our online form or by phone at (412) 338-1000 for a free consultation today.