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When Does a Workers Comp Claim Require a Lawyer?

Workers compensation exists to compensate workers for injuries they receive on the job, both in terms of payment for medical care and in pay for missed work due to the injury. There may be additional compensation for particular injuries, such as to hands, feet, hearing, sight or visible areas of the body. However, employers often deny claims of workers compensation. In such cases, you need the services of a Lancaster workers compensation attorney if you are to have hope of prevailing.

If you are injured on the job, Pennsylvania law requires that you immediately notify your employer. If your injury causes you to miss a unit of work a shift or a day then your employer must report your injury to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers Compensation. The initial decision about awarding benefits is decided by the employer, who may deny your claim. If so, you will need to attend a hearing and let a judge decide. Your employer will certainly be represented by a lawyer at that hearing. You should be as well.

There are additional scenarios where your case may end up in front of a judge. For instance, if you are unable to work, your employer may find and offer you a job that is not precluded by your injuries. If you refuse this offer, your employer may demand a hearing to end your benefits, and you will need to argue why they should be continued. The worker compensation insurance company also may attempt to terminate your compensation by alleging you have made a full recovery, even if you have not fully recovered.

Making all of these arguments, and demonstrating that you are entitled to the maximum allowance, is something for a Lancaster workers compensation attorney to handle. A Lancaster workers comp lawyer is essential to any workers comp claim. Let the attorneys of McDonald At Law help.

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