Knowledge is power when it comes to understanding your workers comp claim.
Finding yourself in the unfortunate position of being injured on the job can be overwhelming and stressful. Without work and a source of income, you worry about the bills, your children, and even ordinary, day-to-day necessities. The shared anguish of the unexpected is something no one should have to go through alone.
Concern about how to translate legal statutes and file proper paperwork to receive compensation that you may be entitled to should be the last thing on your crowded plate. If a work injury should ever occur, it is of paramount importance that you have a legal advocate in your corner to help you navigate your workers comp claim.
Below, allow the law offices of Thomas More Holland to streamline all the complication into a simple guide for understanding the big picture of navigating the workers comp claim process. We are here to fight for your rights and get you the money you deserve.
Breaking Down The Essentials of Your Workers Comp Claim
- Seeking remedies for your hurts and harms. During the first steps of processing your workers comp claim, time is your most vital asset. Especially in Pennsylvania, where the workers comp claim time limit is within 21 days, it is recommended that you report an injury to your supervisor immediately for documentation. The more documentation you have, including seeking medical attention from your doctor, the better prepared you can be. Note: workers comp claims that are not reported within 120 days may be grounds for an employer to fully deny your workers comp claim status and, most importantly, what you may have been entitled to in the way of compensation.
- “Do I Really Need a Lawyer?” If you think that your company and their insurance agency are looking out for you, it’s an absolute must that you seek legal guidance because they, just like you, are looking out for their best interests during a workers comp claim proceeding. Often times, employers will provide incomplete or inaccurate information to try and “scare” employees into a settlement or to proceed without proper legal guidance. Don’t make this mistake. TMH Law will provide zealous legal representation should we decide to take on your case.
- Lump sum settlement. Tom Holland is experienced in evaluating lump sum offers. Early lump sum settlement offers may be encouraging, but Tom Holland will be able to help not leave anything on the table. If the disability continues to be treated without a definitive diagnosis and/or prognosis, prompt settlement may not be prudent. When and if to settle is your decision to make, but BEWARE. What’s the hurry?
Please be cautious of an early settlement offer from a claims adjustor who suggests you do not need a lawyer. Our law office specializes in representing injured employees, and we know worker’s compensation law inside and out. You are allowed to represent yourself in worker’s compensation proceedings, but remember that the litigation is complex and your employer will be represented by an experienced attorney. Don’t walk into court unprepared and outnumbered.
When it comes to dispensing justice and righting social wrongs, Thomas Holland has the necessary experience to get things done the right way so you can get back to living your life.
Contact TMH Law today and remember, EXPERIENCE COUNTS: RESULTS MATTER. Call us at: (215) 664-7397.