Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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.