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Getting hurt on the job can feel like a major setback. Suddenly you are unable to work, and you may be unsure how you are going to pay your bills. You have heard about people filing for workers’ compensation, but you are concerned about losing your job if you file. And even if you file, you don’t know when (or if) your benefits are ever going to come through.
These are all common concerns among people who get hurt on the job. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with your situation alone. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Munley Law can help. For example, we can tell you that your employer cannot retaliate against you for filing for workers’ compensation. We can also help you understand your claim for benefits, and we can pursue additional compensation from any third parties (such as a building owner or contractor) that are liable for your injuries.
Our firm has been representing accident victims in Schuykill County and the Pottsville area for nearly 60 years. We have successfully represented employees in workers’ compensation claims against employers throughout Pennsylvania, and we have recovered millions in third-party claims where our clients deserved more than their employers were required to pay. If you were injured on the job, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. It costs you nothing to learn about your rights, and our contingency fees mean that you pay nothing unless we win your case.
“About 5 months ago, I had injured my back after lifting a heavy box at work. My employer refused to submit my claim even though the doctor had said the injury was caused by the action. I turned to Caroline Munley for help and I’m glad that I did. She walked me through filing my claim and helped me get the money to pay for my medical bills. I don’t know where I would be without her. Thank you, Ms. Munley!” – Lisa, a Workers’ Compensation Client
Secure Financial Compensation for Your On-the-Job Injury
We represent Pennsylvania workers in workers’ compensation and third-party liability claims for all types of on-the-job injuries, including:
- Slip and Fall
- Power Line Injuries
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Toxic Exposure
- Asbestos Exposure
- Chlorine Gas Poisoning
- Burn Injuries
Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation FAQs
Q: What types of injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation?
In Pennsylvania, all types of work-related injuries are potentially eligible for workers’ compensation. If you got hurt on the job, with only limited exceptions, your employer is required to pay regardless of fault in the accident. For example, we have handled workers’ compensation cases involving:
- Aggravation of an existing knee injury
- Ankle fractures
- Finger fractures
- Injuries resulting in amputation
- Lower back injuries requiring surgery
- Lumbar spine injuries
- Shoulder sprains
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Upper back and neck sprains
Q: How long do I have to file a workers’ comp claim?
Under Pennsylvania law, you must notify your employer of your injury within 120 days of the accident in which your injury occurred. For occupational diseases, you have 300 weeks from your last date of employment to assert your legal rights. If you wait too long to file your claim, you could lose your rights entirely.
If you have a third-party claim (for example, if you fell because the owner of your employer’s office building failed to perform necessary maintenance), you may have up to two years to file your claim for compensation. However, for several reasons, it is still important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Q: Can I see my own doctor for a work-related injury?
If you intend to file for workers’ compensation, you must see an approved doctor for your first 90 days of treatment. Your employer should give you a list of doctors to choose from. After 90 days, you can see your own doctor as long as you provide adequate notice to your employer. Learn more here: Workers’ Compensation Questions and Answers.
Speak with a Pottsville Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at Munley Law
To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, please call or request an appointment online. Remember, you may be entitled to financial recovery outside of workers’ compensation. Let us use our decades of experience to make sure you get the full compensation you deserve.