Petition to Modify, Suspend or Terminate
Petitions to Modify, Suspend or Terminate
Getting justice from a Pennsylvania workers compensation requires aggressive Chester County workers compensation lawyers who fight for individuals injured at work and who are experienced at fighting for them at the Chester County workers compensation hearing office in Malvern, PA. 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.
Employers and insurance companies have three primary types of petitions at their disposal. A Termination Petition is filed when your employer or their insurer believes that you have fully recovered from your work related injuries and that you can return to work without restrictions. This petition requires medical evidence supporting that position and if successful, will cause your benefits to be stopped.
The second type, a Suspension Petition, is used to stop an injured workers’ compensation wage loss benefits only. Medical benefits continue in the event of a suspension of benefits. For example, if you have returned to work in a light duty job but are making the same amount of money as you were at the time of the work-related accident, your employer/insurer will file a suspension petition. If you have returned to work as a result of a request by your employer, but cannot perform the requirements of the job, contact us immediately to discuss your situation.
The Employer is required to have you sign a form called a Supplemental Agreement or file a Notice of Suspension at the time you return to work. It is important not to sign anything unless and until you speak to an attorney who can explain your rights to you.
If you have received a Notification of Suspension form or a Supplemental Agreement to sign, please contact us immediately so that we may protect your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act. We can challenge an improper notification of suspension as long as it is within 21 days of its filing with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
A Modification Petition is the third type of petition that Employers generally file and is done when you have either returned to work in some earning capacity, but are earning less than what you had before, OR if your employer has had you undergo a vocational interview, has performed a labor market survey and alleges that there is work generally available within your medical restrictions in your geographical area. If successful, wage loss benefits will shift from being based on your previous average weekly wage to being based on the difference between your current and previous wages. Your benefits may also be stopped completely.
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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.