If you have been injured in an accident, you may be coping with significant pain and facing substantial medical bills as well as time away from your job. People often do not know the steps that they should take to protect their rights. Here are some brief answers to frequently asked questions in this area. However, each person’s situation is different. You can explore this website for more details about your type of accident and consult an attorney to discuss the circumstances of your injuries.
Can I File a Claim for Pain and Suffering, Too?
Coworkers and employers are individually protected from suits against them under the Workers’ Compensation Act. When injured at work the only thing you can file a claim for are Workers’ Comp Benefits. Suits can be brought against third parties if they are not related to your company in any way. This means if you are [...]
Can My Benefits be Stopped for No Reason?
There are two instances in which your employer or the insurance company can suspend, stop, or lower your workers’ compensation benefits without your agreement or a court order. If you are receiving other disability benefits or pension income or if you have returned to work and are earning money your benefits can be stopped, suspended, [...]
I Received a Notice to Return to Work
The Workers’ Compensation Act requires insurers to let you know when they receive any medical evidence that indicates you can return to work in some way. This petition states you have: an obligation to look for available employment proof of available employment that you do not take may hurt your right to receive benefits and [...]
Can Workers’ Comp Refuse to Pay for my Prescriptions?
Medication that is necessary, related to your work injury, and reasonable is to be paid by your Workers’ Comp carrier. Notice must be given to you if your medications will not be paid for. The insurance company must have a medical reason to decline payment. Don’t wait for your workers’ comp. insurance to refuse payment. [...]
Are There Different Types of Cerebral Palsy?
Yes, and depending on the type of cerebral palsy, there could be a link to birth trauma, or negligence on behalf of the medical professionals who delivered your baby: Spastic Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia Athetoid Cerebral Palsy Ataxic Cerebral Palsy Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy Mixed Cerebral Palsy If your child is suffering from any of the [...]
If I File A Claim Will My Rates Be Increased?
Your insurance premiums cannot be increased if the insurance company has to pay money for your medical bills, wage loss, or any other reason related to payments they have to make. The only way an insurance company can increase your insurance rates is based on “risk.” That is, if the accident is more than 50% [...]
Should I Sign the Insurance Company’s Forms?
You should never sign any legal document without first getting the advice of a Pennsylvania attorney experienced in the accident injury field. This area of law is very complex and what you don’t know could cost you thousands. It’s too easy to get confused with legal jargon, or to fall for the tricks of the [...]
I Was Fired After Being Injured at Work
An employer can decide to fire you if your injury prevents you from fulfilling the job you held prior, however, no changes should be made to the benefits you receive from Workers’ Compensation. If you went back to work after your injury, then were fired due to an inability to fulfill your job requirements because [...]
Do You Need A Lawyer?
A common question most people have after an accident is, do you need an attorney? This area of law is very complicated; there are exceptions and technicalities that if you do not know the law can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is why it is imperative you consult with an experienced accident [...]
If I File A Claim Will I Go to Court?
Every case is different so there is no definite answer to this question. Our attorneys will do whatever it takes to see that you and your loved ones get the compensation and justice you deserve after your accident, all while keeping your needs and best interests in mind. We will give you our suggestions and [...]
How Long Do I have to File A Claim?
The statue of limitations vary depending on the type of claim, as well as what state you are in. The only way to ensure you don’t miss the time restraint is to call an accident attorney as soon after an accident as possible. Here at The Pisanchyn Law Firm we will begin working on your [...]