Delaware County Workman’s Compensation Lawyers
Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys can help you decide whether you have a valid claim. If you do have a valid Workers’ Compensation claim, your lawyer can help you determine what steps you must take to obtain benefits. In addition, it is common for insurers or employers to initially deny a Workers’ Compensation claim. In the event your claim is denied, a qualified Delaware County Workers’ Compensation lawyer at Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias can handle the appeals it will take to get you the benefits you are owed. In addition, we can help you if your benefits are suspended, modified or terminated. Finally, our competent Media, PA personal injury lawyers can bring suit against any third parties that contributed to your injury or illness. Because time is very important in these cases, you should not delay in contacting us if you think you have a claim. Waiting to do so could result in delayed or forfeited benefits.
To speak with one of our knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation attorneys, or to arrange a free consultation, call us at 610.892.9300, or use our convenient online contact form.
Types of Workplace Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Heart Attack
- Carpal Tunnel
- Hearing Problems
- Occupational Disease
- Scars and Scarring
- Back, Neck and Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprains & Strains
- Spinal Injuries and Paralysis
- Eye Injuries
- Loss of Limbs
- Knee Injuries
Types of Workplace Accidents
- Burn Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Electrocution Accidents
- Falls From Elevated Heights
- Fatal Accidents
- Health Care Accidents
- Manufacturing / Warehouse Accidents
- Office Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Workplace Transportation Accidents
When you have enjoyed a good relationship with your employer, and then you are injured on the job, it is difficult to anticipate how your relationship with that employer is going to change. The Pennsylvania workman’s compensation process is unmistakably adversarial in nature. You and your boss are no longer on the same side of the fence, and you may need outside legal assistance to assure that your are properly compensated for your medical care, lost wages, and any other PA Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you are entitled.
Consult with the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias before you sign any documents placed before you by your employer or the insurance carrier. With offices in Media and Philadelphia, we represent injured employees whether you work in Delaware County, Philadelphia County, Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Montgomery County or any outlying county in Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately, you can no longer count on your employer to do the right thing. In fact, you may be pressured to make decisions on your own that irreversibly harm your claim or limit its potential for cash benefits. Alternatively, you may be placed in a position in conflict with your employer, which might jeopardize your ability to return to work if and when you recover from your injuries. An experienced Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help.
Our Experienced Workman’s Compensation Lawyers Know Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation
It is not unusual for people who have worked in Pennsylvania for decades to be unfamiliar with terms such as wage loss benefits, specific loss benefits, or dependency claims. Even if you have heard the terms, there is no reason to expect that you will be able to protect your rights with regard to medical benefits, lump sum settlement, or a death claim without guidance. In addition, issues of third party claims and subrogation often complicate Workers’ Compensation claims further.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a workplace incident, you may be too preoccupied with the emotional aspects of the aftermath to think clearly and fully grasp the nuances of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation law. The experienced Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at the Media firm of Schmidt, Kirifides & Rassias would be glad to take the reins for you in maneuvering through the Workers’ Compensation system, and to ensure the maximum possible benefits to which you are entitled.
Your adversaries—your employer and the insurance carrier—may try to commandeer your treatment by suggesting which doctor you should use, even when you meet the criteria to choose your own doctor right from the start. The carrier may miscalculate the benefits amount, even if inadvertently. An accident involving an amputation or the loss of a limb is calculated using a different method that is not necessarily logical, again raising the possibility for error. If you require surgery due to your work-related accident, there is the chance that you will be eligible for more benefits down the road for scarring or disfigurement caused by the operation, but you need to know that those benefits exist. Let our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers guide you through any and all issues that may arise with your workplace injury claim.