Workers’ Compensation law in Pennsylvania is complex. Your employer has a team of Philadelphia workers compensation attorneys working for the company. Who will fight for you?
I understand the law and understand the emotional, physical, and financial difficulties you and your family face if you have been injured on the job, suffer from a work-related illness, or a loved one has been killed on the job. I tap all my resources to protect your rights and maximize your recovery.
My comprehensive knowledge of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation law and 30 years of successful representation help protect clients when they need it most. I keep abreast of current laws and proposed changes and understand how changes affect my clients. I focus exclusively on Workers’ Compensation cases. Workers’ Compensation is not just one of the many things I do; it is the only thing I do.
I represent injured workers of all types who suffer from a wide range of job-related injuries. I stick by clients through the entire Workers’ Compensation process — from the initial claim through negotiation, settlement, or appeal of a Workers’ Compensation award or denial. I will help you obtain the appropriate benefits which could include medical benefits, specific loss benefits, wage loss benefits, and death benefits.
I am proud of the work that I do for the residents of Philadelphia and beyond. There is no greater satisfaction than seeing the victims of work injuries and occupational diseases get the compensation they deserve.
Don’t go it alone. Over the years, I have seen that injured Philadelphia workers who are not represented by highly competent attorneys do not obtain the best results.
Report the accident and/or injury to your employer as soon as possible. The employer must receive notice of the accident within 120 days.
Seek treatment from a physician. Your medical bills will be covered by the employer or insurance carrier if it is a work-related injury.
Be sure to tell the physician every part of your body that was injured to help document your claim.
Follow your doctor’s orders and return for treatment or physical therapy according to those orders. It is very important to have up-to-date medical reports available at the time of hearings and for all periods when you were unable to work.
Keep a journal of every detail of your injury, treatment, and medical bills.
If your employer has wrongfully denied your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation claim, you may be forced to spend months and even years appealing the decision. Delays in receiving the Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you are entitled can make an already difficult time that much harder.
Some of the most common reasons an injured worker may experience a denial of benefits are improper and untimely reporting, an employee’s status (employee vs. contractor), the cause of the injury as well as the nature of the injury.
Employees must report a possible Workers’ Compensation claim to their employers within a certain period of time. Failure to timely report the incident by either of these parties may result in a denial of benefits. Failing to properly report a Workers’ Compensation claim also can result in a denial of benefits. Missing information or incorrectly completed forms will lead to rejected Workers’ Compensation claims. Employees must provide sufficient details about the workplace accident including the date and time of the accident, names of witnesses, the exact location of the accident, the cause of the accident/injury, the nature of the workplace injuries, and medical diagnoses or opinions.
In Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation claims are usually denied on the basis that the injury is not related to employment and or it as not sustained at work. If an individual’s injuries are not caused at the place of employment, or easily relatable to employment, the Workers’ Compensation claim may be denied. Employers may also deny a claim based on the status of an injured employee. Part-time workers, undocumented workers, and illegal aliens do not always qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Medical documentation, more importantly, the proper documentation, of the injury is essential to the success of any Workers’ Compensation claim. Medical records should describe both the accident and the injury. Details about how and what caused the injuries should be found within the medical records. First reports of the injuries carry special significance. Proper tracking of all medical appointments also provides the necessary support for Workers’ Compensation claims. When there has not been a specific traumatic injury, notations relating to repetitive motions or long hours can also support the legitimacy of a Workers’ Compensation claim.
Denial of Workers’ Compensation benefits is not the end of the story. Employees have the right to appeal a Workers’ Compensation denial. The Workers’ Compensation appeals process can be a complex and confusing time without the assistance of an experienced Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer.
If you have received a Notice of Workers’ Compensation denial, immediately contact an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney. At Borjeson Legal Group I have experience with all aspects of the Workers’ Compensation appeals process including a review of medical records. With offices conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I represent clients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, and Bucks County. Call today to discuss the types of Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you may be entitled or contact me online
Dealing with an injury at work may seem overwhelming. Count on me to handle your claim and provide peace of mind. I offer a no-risk, free consultation. I can help you move forward with your life.
I am proud to serve injured victims and their families throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and particularly in:
I handle all types of work-related injuries from all Pennsylvania employers. These companies are big and small and are City of Philadelphia government, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia School District, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOC) Temple Hospital, Temple University, Villanova University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, SEPTA, US Airways, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Drexel University, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Drexel University, Hahnemann University Hospital, Comcast, Pennsylvania Health and Aria Health.
These are just some of the hundreds of employers I have fought with on behalf of my clients. No matter how big your employer is, or how small they are, let our Philadelphia workers compensation attorneys help you. Serving all of Southeastern PA including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.