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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.

Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

At Vanasse Law LLC, we can answer your questions regarding your potential claim and help you understand whether you may be able to receive benefits from your employer’s insurance company. Generally, in order to prove eligibility, an injured worker must be able to prove that:

  • He/she has the status as an employee
  • That he/she suffered a provable injury
  • That the injury was related to and in the course and scope of employment
  • That the employee is disabled as a result

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act governs who is eligible and what kind of illnesses and injuries are eligible for Workers’ compensation benefits. Our firm will review your unique circumstances, provide detailed information about your eligibility, and represent you every step of the way.

We Can Help You Maximize Your Compensation

In general, workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover lost wages and payments for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to the injury. The actual benefits you may be entitled to, such as lost wages, loss of limb, loss of specific use, scarring and disfigurement, will vary depending on your unique circumstances. Because of that, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney evaluate your particular situation, so that you are sure to get all of the benefits you are entitled to.

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 or co-pay a deductible.

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.

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

If 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.

Temporary Total Disability Benefits in Pennsylvania

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.

Death Benefits for Spouses and Dependents

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.

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.

The Statute of Limitations for Worker’s Comp Benefits

You must give notice of an injury to your employer within 21 days of the accident in order to qualify for benefits. If you do not give this notice, you will not get benefits until the day you do report the injury.

If you do not report the injury within 120 days, your claim will be barred. Most importantly, if you have suffered a work-related injury, your claim must be filed within three years of the date of the injury, or your claim will be permanently barred by the Statute of Limitations.

Call Vanasse Law LLC Today To Speak with a Top Worker’s Compensation Law Firm

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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