If you were injured on the job in Stroudsburg, contact a Stroudsburg workers’ comp attorney at Munley Law for a free consultation
Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, you have the right to compensation for an injury or illness sustained while performing your job duties. Unfortunately, workers often face obstacles to getting the benefits they deserve. If workers’ compensation denies your claim, the Stroudsburg workers’ comp lawyers at Munley Law can help. For more than 55 years, our attorneys have fought on behalf of injured workers and their families in the Pocono region. We have earned the trust of our clients and the respect of our peers; each of our partners has an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Our own Christopher Munley was named Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year, 2016.
Workers’ compensation can be complicated. A Stroudsburg workman’s compensation attorney at Munley Law can answer your questions. Chat live, fill out our contact form, or call (570) 338-4494 for a free consultation. We do not collect a fee for our services unless we recover your benefits.
What to do after a work injury in Stroudsburg
Immediately after the injury occurs, report it to your supervisor. And, be sure to fill out an incident report, no matter the severity of your injury. Even seemingly minor injuries may develop into something more serious over time. Remember, you only have a limited amount of time to report an injury, and failure to do so may result in denial of your benefits, so don’t hesitate.
Next, seek any necessary medical treatment. In order to receive workers’ compensation, a doctor must verify that you cannot work or that you require “light duty” placement. According to PA workers’ comp laws, your employer must provide you with a list of at least six doctors to choose from for the first 90 days of your treatment. After 90 days of treatment, you may continue to treat with any doctor of your choice.
Throughout the process, keep a record of all medical treatment and any correspondence from your employer and the workers’ compensation insurance.
Was your workers’ comp claim denied?
As an employee, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when your work duties result in an injury or illness, or aggravate a previous ailment. This compensation includes any medical treatment you require as well as your wages if you cannot work for an extended time. However, it’s not always that simple. After you submit your claim, you may receive a denial letter. Reasons for denying your claim may range from a clerical error to outright denial that your job duties caused your injury. Whatever the reason, an experienced Stroudsburg workman’s comp lawyer can help. If you have been denied your benefits, contact Munley Law for a free consultation. We will help you with the claims and appeal process, and ensure that you get the benefits you deserve.
Third Party Work Injury Claims
While you cannot sue your employer for a work injury in Pennsylvania, you may have other options in addition to workers’ comp. If another party contributed to your accident, you may have cause to bring a third-party claim. For example, if a malfunctioning machine caused your injury, the manufacturer may be at fault. A Stroudsburg personal injury lawyer at Munley Law will investigate every possible source of recovery to get you the maximum benefits.
Contact a workers’ compensation law firm for a free consultation
If your benefits have been denied, suddenly stopped, or if you have questions about workers’ comp, call us today for a free consult. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means that we do not collect a fee unless we obtain your benefits for you. Learn what past clients have to say about Munley Law, and get answers to some frequently asked work injury questions.