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When to Hire a Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Written by: Hagelgans and Veronis

Important Steps to Take If You Were Injured at Work in Pennsylvania

You have been injured on the job and there are likely a million things running through your mind. One of your top concerns is likely how you will afford to take time off and whether you will receive compensation for your medical bills. Your next thought is probably related to if and when you should hire an attorney. 

At Hagelgans & Veronis, we understand that a workplace injury can be upsetting and leave you filled with uncertainty. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights, including whether you should file a workers’ compensation claim and how to get the maximum benefits for your injuries. We work hard to ensure our clients receive the recovery they deserve if they are injured on the job. Contact our office today at  (717) 604-9670 for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Understanding Your Rights After a Workplace Injury

Being injured on the job can be an overwhelming experience. You may be unsure of what steps to take and how to make sure that you get the time off that you need to fully recover. It is important to know that you have the right to legal counsel and exercising that right can help ensure that you receive the financial compensation you need to cover all of your injury-related expenses.

Most workplace injuries will be covered by Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law. It is generally the exclusive remedy for people who have been hurt at work. In some cases, you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit, so it is essential to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible.

When You Should Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Immediately after a workplace injury, you need to consider consulting with a workers’ compensation attorney. An attorney can help you determine your legal options, including whether you should pursue a claim for damages through workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit. They will also help make sure that you meet all legal deadlines and receive the largest recovery possible.

While it is advisable to hire a workers’ compensation attorney after any workplace injury, you should consult one if:

  • Your workers’ compensation claim has been delayed or denied.
  • Your employer is denying your requested time off.
  • Your employer fired you after your injury.
  • You have pre-existing conditions that were exacerbated by the injury.
  • Your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance.
  • You are not receiving your full benefits.

These are only a few of the instances where an attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve after an accident or injury. Failing to secure legal representation can directly impact your case. It is always in your best interest to speak with a lawyer as early as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. 

Contact Our Office to Speak with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

If you were injured on the job, contact our office at (717) 604-9670 to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney today. We offer free, confidential case evaluations to help you determine how to move forward with your claim. Do not wait until it is too late. Get the legal help you need now. Call now to get started.

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