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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits Attorney

Lancaster, PA Workers' Compensation Benefits When your on-the-job injury or illness is so severe that you cannot work, workers’ compensation benefits are there to help you make ends meet. It is also important to realize that there is not just one type of benefit. Depending on your losses and needs, there are several different types of benefits.

At Vanasse Law LLC in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, you can sit down with experienced lawyer Mike Vanasse, who can help you determine which workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled to. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, there are few attorneys in Central Pennsylvania better equipped to guide you through the process of securing these much-needed benefits than him.

We Can Help You Maximize Your Compensation

When you come to our office for a consultation, we will thoroughly examine all of your needs to help you determine which benefits you may be able to receive. Those can include:

Medical bills and ongoing treatment

Solely Dedicated to Serving the Needs of Injured WorkersIf you have been injured at work, you could be in the hospital for an extended period of time or need ongoing treatment. Medical care can be expensive and the bills can add up quickly. You may be concerned about how you will pay for your treatment.

 

Under Pennsylvania law, however, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will be responsible to pay for reasonable and necessary medical costs related to your injury. You will not be required to pay orco-pay a deductible.

Can I Treat With My Own Doctor?

One of the frequent concerns of our clients is whether they can seek treatment from their primary care provider. We understand that you trust your own doctor and would prefer to see a familiar physician. In Pennsylvania, your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier control your treatment for the first 90 days after you begin treating for an injury. After that time, you will be able to seek treatment from any doctor you choose.

At any time, before or after the first 90 days, the insurance carrier may send you to an independent medical examination (IME). Using this examination, the insurer can review and challenge your medical treatment.

Lost wages due to your time off work and future earnings losses

Solely Dedicated to Serving the Needs of Injured WorkersYou depend upon your income to support yourself and the ones you love. When a work-related injury keeps you from returning to your job or forces you to take a job at a reduced pay, you are entitled to wage benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.

 

Temporary Total Disability Benefits

If your work-related injury keeps you from returning to work, you are entitled to temporary total disability benefits (TTD). Generally, these benefits are calculated as two-thirds of your average weekly gross pay as of the date of your injury. However, if you worked overtime or had special income related to your job, this amount can be difficult to calculate.

If the insurance company is taking steps to stop of reduce your payments, it is crucial that you seek the help of an experienced workers’ compensation wage benefits attorney. Also, a lawyer can help ensure that your TTD wage benefits are properly calculated; if you have concerns regarding the calculation of your benefits, you should speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

If you are able to return to work but your injury forces you to take a lower paying job, you still might be eligible for permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits. Since you are able to work, you will not receive a full two-thirds of your prior pay. Instead, these benefits are calculated by taking two-thirds of the difference between your income prior to the accident and your income after the accident. These benefits can be received for up to 500 weeks during the life of the claim.

The pain and suffering and lost wages of losing a loved one to a fatal workplace accident

Solely Dedicated to Serving the Needs of Injured WorkersLosing a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience. However, you do not have to handle the situation on your own. A knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney can provide you with the support and guidance you need during this trying time in your life.

 

Death Benefits for Spouses and Dependents

We understand that no amount of money can possibly make up for your loss. However, if you have lost a spouse as a result of a work-related injury or accident, we can help you seek death benefits to cover your expenses and help you get back on your feet.

When an injury results in the death of a worker, the surviving spouse and children may be eligible for wage loss benefits under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law. Under limited circumstances, it may even be available to parents who had a significant degree of dependency on the injured worker.

Specific loss benefits due to the loss of a limb or bodily function

Solely Dedicated to Serving the Needs of Injured WorkersIf you lost a limb, vision, hearing or have head/neck/facial scarring resulting from a work-related accident, you may be eligible for specific loss benefits, in addition to medical benefits and lost wages. Even if you were able to return to work, you can receive compensation for your devastating and life-altering injury.

 

Common Specific Loss Injuries

Specific loss benefits provide medical expenses and lost wages to injured workers who have lost the use of a certain body part through amputation or injury. This includes:

  • Eyes and vision
  • Arms, hands and fingers
  • Legs, feet and toes
  • Hearing
  • Significant scarring to the face, head or neck

Whether you needed to have a foot amputated or have suffered a serious facial disfigurement, you may be eligible for specific loss benefits through workers’ compensation. Attorney Mike Vanasse will work directly with you to help you understand your benefits and pursue compensation for your serious injury and loss.

In many cases, we have also helped our clients negotiate lump-sum settlements that protected their financial interests. If you have been offered a settlement, it is best to have a workers compensation lawyer like Mike Vanasse review it first, so you do not unknowingly give away any rights.

Call Vanasse Law LLC Today To Learn More

We can help you make sure that you do not leave any potential benefits on the table. To obtain experienced, effective legal representation, contact us online or by calling 717-397-1010 to schedule a free consultation at our office in Lancaster.

Why Vanasse Law?

See the many reasons Vanasse Law’s dedication, expertise and personal attention makes us THE best choice for injured workers in central Pennsylvania.

Learn More >

How Vanasse Law Can Maximize Your Results

Mike recovers maximum dollars on behalf of his clients.  His track record and personalized comprehensive approach means that he achieves the highest possible benefits for injured workers. He is one of only a few certified specialists in Worker’s Compensation Law, and he uses his knowledge to get the best case values for his clients.

Learn More >

Testimonials

“I am so thankful that I was referred to Vanasse Law for my workmans comp claim. Mike & Loraine put me at ease and the outcome was better than I expected…”

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