Termination or Modification of Benefits

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

Before your 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!