Workers' Compensation Benefits in Pennsylvania
How Our Pittsburgh Workers' Comp Attorneys Can Help
Understanding how the workers' compensation system in Pennsylvania
works is important for any workers who have been injured on the job and
need benefits to pay for resulting medical bills and lost wages. When
you have been injured at work, you have the right to receive payment for
your medical bills and lost wages; however, it is important to notify
your employer of the injury immediately, because a delay in reporting
can limit your ability to receive
workers' compensation benefits.
At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our Pittsburgh workers’ compensation
lawyers have provided injured workers with legal guidance and representation
for more than 35 years. Like employers and insurance carriers, we thoroughly
understand the state's workers' comp laws and use our knowledge
and experience to assert and protect our clients' rights to benefits.
We can provide an honest assessment of your individual situation and help
you make responsible choices that will benefit you now and in the future.
Are you ready to discuss your case with our firm?
Request your free consultation today!
Available Benefits Under Workers' Compensation Laws
Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, workers who are injured
on the job may be eligible for benefits based on:
Medical treatment: Your employer will provide medical treatment benefits to pay for prescription
drugs, hospital stays, visits to physicians and clinics, and medical equipment.
Employers may provide a list of at least six health care providers that
you can choose from and must see for the first 90 days after an injury.
However, an employer can't tell you that you must see a particular
doctor. If your employer tells you that you must see the “company
doctor,” do not hesitate to call our firm!
Lost wages: If you are unable to work or return to a job at the same income level as
you earned prior to the injury, you are entitled to "temporary total
disability" or "partial disability" for your lost wages.
Specific loss benefits: If your workplace injury has resulted in permanent injuries that caused
the loss of hands, fingers, limbs, sight, hearing or other bodily parts
or functions, you may be able to receive specific loss benefits.
Death benefits: In the case of a fatal workplace injury, the family members of the victim
may be able to receive death benefits through the workers' compensation system.
Pursuing all the benefits to which you are entitled can be a complex process,
and several factors can influence the amount of benefit payments. At the
Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz,
our attorneys have represented injured workers for over 35 years. We litigate workers' compensation claims throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Count on us to protect your rights when you are injured at work.
Contact Us About Your Workers' Compensation Benefits
Learn more about workers' compensation benefits from a law firm with
more than three decades of experience. Contact the Law Office of Melvin
L. Vatz today to speak with a Pittsburgh workers' compensation attorney
about your situation. We will give you honest answers and advocate for
your rights after a work-related injury. Call us today at (412) 453-3341
to get started!
We offer free consultations, and you will pay no attorney fees unless you obtain compensation.