Injured at work in Williamsport, PA? Our attorneys can help you collect the benefits and additional compensation you deserve. Call, chat live, or complete our contact form now for a free consultation.
In Pennsylvania, when you get hurt at work, you have 120 days to file a claim for workers’ compensation. If you wait too long to file, you can lose your right to claim benefits entirely. Unfortunately, even if you file within the 120-day filing period, this does not guarantee you receive benefits. Many employers and workers’ compensation insurers will go to great lengths to minimize and deny payments for workers’ injuries, and most workers struggle to collect the full benefits they deserve.
If you need help collecting workers’ compensation benefits in Williamsport, we want you to call us. We have decades of experience representing injured workers and their families, and we know what it takes to stand up for our clients’ rights. Our workers’ comp lawyers will deal with all of the paperwork for you. We will help you avoid the mistakes that can jeopardize your claim. We will even help you find a doctor if you need treatment beyond 90 days. Additionally, if a third party is to blame for your injuries, we will seek to hold them responsible (in addition to pursuing workers’ compensation benefits) so that you can receive full compensation for your injury-related losses.
At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, we are passionate about helping individuals with serious and debilitating injuries. We understand what your case means to you, and we know how critically important it is for you to receive fair compensation as soon as possible. When you choose Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for your work injury case, you can rest easy knowing that you have a team of committed and aggressive advocates on your side.
“Without Caroline Munley, I’m not sure where I would be. After cutting off the tip of my finger at my construction job, I was worried that my career would be at risk. But Ms. Munley reassured me that filing a workers comp claim doesn’t mean I would lose my job. She was with me every step of the way and helped me get back on my feet again. Now I’m back on the job and it’s all thanks to her help!” – Maggie, a Workers’ Compensation Client
Work Injury Cases We Handle
Since 1959, we have been representing injured workers in Williamsport and throughout Pennsylvania in workers’ compensation and third-party personal injury cases involving:
- Slips and Falls
- Power Line Injuries
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Toxic Exposure
- Asbestos Exposure
- Chlorine Gas Poisoning
- Burn Injuries
No matter what happened, we encourage you to give us a call. Pennsylvania has a “no-fault” workers’ compensation system, which means that you are entitled to benefits even if your employer isn’t to blame for your injuries. When you sit down for your free initial consultation, we will help you understand everything you need to know in order to protect your legal rights.
FAQs: Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Work-Related Injuries
Q: Can I sue my employer if I got hurt on the job?
Generally speaking, no. For most workers, Pennsylvania’s no-fault workers’ compensation system serves as a substitute for filing personal injury claims against their employers. While workers’ compensation benefits are limited, they are easier to collect (at least in theory) than enforcing a judgment in court, and this is a trade-off that the Pennsylvania legislature has decided is in the best interests of the state’s workforce as a whole.
However, if your employer wrongfully denies your workers’ compensation claim, you do have the right to take legal action. Additionally, if a third party (such as a building owner, equipment manufacturer, or subcontractor) is to blame for your injuries, you can file suit against the third party. During your initial consultation, we will begin gathering the information we need to determine what claims you have available.
Q: My workers’ comp claim was denied. What do I do now?
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, we may still be able to help you collect benefits, but it is important that you contact us as soon as possible. The first step in the appeals process is to file a claim with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and this is a legal process that requires experienced representation.
Q: Where can I find out more about my rights?
The best way to find out more about your rights is to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. While you are waiting for your appointment, we also encourage you to read:
● What You Need to Know about Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania
● Workers’ Compensation Questions and Answers
Contact Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for Your Free Initial Consultation
For more information about seeking compensation for a work-related illness or injury in Williamsport, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. To speak with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in confidence, call (833) 507-6375 or inquire online today.