Facing a Termination or Modification of Benefits?
Call Our Pittsburgh Workers' Compensation Lawyers
The Workers' Compensation Act was designed to provide injured workers
with fair and prompt compensation for their injuries, and to encourage
their rehabilitation and return to work. In many cases, however, the recovery
process can be slow and arduous, and employers and insurance companies
may attempt to send injured employees back to work before they have recovered.
If you have received a notice, or a petition was filed seeking a modification
or termination of your
workers' compensation benefits, you should speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney
in Pittsburgh. At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our lawyers have represented
injured workers in Pennsylvania in workers' compensation litigation
for more than 35 years.
Petitions to modify or terminate your benefits have strict time limits
for your response, and a judge can stop your benefits after a hearing.
It is important that you act quickly if you are notified about a proposed
change to your benefits.
Contact us today!
How Your Workers' Compensation Benefits Can Be Changed
workers' compensation benefits can be changed or terminated, your employer and their insurance
company must provide notice and allow you time to respond. A petition
to change or terminate your benefits might be based upon a claim that:
- You have recovered from your injuries
- You have refused available work
- You are capable of working based upon a vocational evaluation
- You have refused medical care
- You have retired from the workforce
When a petition to modify or terminate your benefits is filed, it is important
that you enlist a Pittsburgh workers' comp lawyer to protect your
rights. We can get reports from your doctors and defend your right to
benefits if you are still injured.
Contact Us Before Your Benefits Are Changed or Terminated
If you are worried about your benefits being denied, changed or terminated,
or you have already received a petition or notice, you need to contact
an attorney as soon as possible. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz can help you understand your rights under
the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act.
Contact us now for a free case evaluation!