Pa Workers Comp: What Should I Do If My Claim is Denied?
If you have been injured on the job in Pennsylvania and, as a result of this injury, are missing work, being treated by a medical doctor, or spending money on prescribed medication, there's a good chance are you are entitled to Pennsylvania worker's compensation benefits. But what if your employer denies you these rights?
The first thing you should do is contact an experienced Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorney right away. Many insurance companies will try to bully injured workers into believing they are not entitled to workers' comp benefits. These insurance companies are not on your side, and you should never accept a denied claim without first consulting with an attorney.
Most attorneys will not charge you for a consultation. During your consultation, they will ask you questions about your injury. Examples include where the injury took place, how the injury took place, and what kind of medical attention your injury has required you to obtain.
After taking in and evaluating your information, the attorney will advise you on what your next step should be. If it sounds like you do not have a case, an attorney will most likely tell you to let it go and move on. However, if an attorney feels you are missing out on the benefits you are entitled to, they may have you fill out a claim petition or they may even try to negotiate with the insurance company. Every case is different and it's best to speak with an attorney to learn what all of your options are.
If you have been injured on the job and live near the Harrisburg, Allentown, or Bethlehem area, contact PaWorkersCompHelpNow for a FREE consultation. Call out offices at 1-877-COMPHELP or send us an email!