West Chester PA Workers Comp Claim Petitions
Under the law, an Employer/Insurer of an injured worker only has 21 days to accept or deny the claim following being placed on notice of a work related injury. This decision will come either in the form of a Notice of Compensation Payable or a Notice of Compensation Denial. In either case, it is likely that the injured worker will be required to undergo an “independent” medical examination (IME) with a doctor of their employer’s choosing.
Getting justice from a Pennsylvania workers compensation requires aggressive Chester County workers compensation lawyers who fight for injured laborers and who are experienced at fighting for their benefits at the local Malvern PA Workers Comp hearing office. Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices when you need have been injured by a third party while in the course and scope of your employment. Contact us 24/7 at (610) 692-8700.
If an employer has denied workers’ compensation to an injured worker, that injured employee is required to file a claim petition with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in order to obtain benefits. Because it can take a long time before the process is complete, it is important to file a claim petition as soon as possible.
If your claim has been denied or you are not receiving workers’ compensation benefits and you think that you deserve benefits, Please contact us immediately to review your claim and begin the process of securing benefits for you.
If your employer denies your claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you can file a petition and have your case decided by a workers’ compensation judge. An employer has 21 days from the date they were notified of the injury in which they can accept or deny a claim. You must file your claim within three years of the date of the injury or your rights will be lost. For occupational diseases, the three year period starts when you learn that the disease may be related to your work and the disease has caused a wage loss.
If your employer has accepted your claim, or a judge has awarded you benefits, you must be aware of your obligations under the Workers’ Compensation Act to maintain eligibility for benefits. There are income reporting requirements which each employee receiving workers’ compensation must follow or potentially risk fraud charges. You should also understand the duties imposed on your employer when it seeks to stop paying your workers’ compensation benefits.
Generally speaking, an employer who is paying workers’ compensation benefits for wage loss CANNOT simply stop paying benefits without the benefit of either your written consent or a workers’ compensation judge’s decision. The ways in which you can consent to having your workers’ compensation benefits cut off and the circumstances when you should consider such consent are set forth below.
Our promise: You need a Chester County workers compensation lawyer who understands the seriousness of your Pennsylvania workers compensation claim and will give it to you straight. You do not expect guarantees but you need a lawyer that you can trust to fight for you and your family to the fullest extent of the law. Our Chester County Workers Compensation legal team promises to work for you; be thorough and aggressive in setting out the best strategies for you and your loved ones.
We accept Pennsylvania workers compensation claims on a contingency fee basis; which means that we do not require an advance fee, retainer or hourly rate but base our fee on a percentage of the monetary settlement we earn for you. Call Us 24/7 toll free at (877) 529-2422. Learn how we will work toward the result you need.
We serve individuals and their families injured at work and seeking workers compensation benefits throughout Chester County and the greater Philadelphia Pennsylvania region including but not limited to: West Chester, Downingtown, Coatesville, Phoenixville, Parkesburg, Kennett Square, Oxford, Malvern, and in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Lancaster County, Berks County, and Northampton County in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Lancaster, Levittown, Media, Norristown, Philadelphia, Pottstown, Pottsville, Reading, West Chester, and Willow Grove.
When you have are seeking a monetary settlement of your workers compensation Pennsylvania, you need justice; and you need a top Chester County Workers Compensation lawyer with years of experience winning the tough cases: contact Lee Ciccarelli and our Pennsylvania Workers Compensation team today. Call 24/7 at (610) 692-8700.