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Lancaster, PA Workers Compensation FAQHow are my benefits calculated?

The insurance company calculates an injured worker’s benefits based upon the average weekly wage. However, benefits are often miscalculated, especially in cases of fluctuating income like overtime. Even if you are receiving benefits, it is important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney review your case to make sure you are getting the proper benefits.

How long can I receive benefits?

Injured workers are entitled to wage loss benefits as long as they have a loss of earnings related to the work injury. If an injured worker is receiving partial disability benefits (meaning that he or she has some earning capacity) those benefits are payable for up to a maximum of 500 weeks. However, if you are receiving benefits, the insurance company will often take steps to try and terminate, suspend or modify your benefits. So, even if you are receiving benefits it is important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney by your side.

The company has filed to terminate, suspend or modify my benefits, what should I do?

Insurance companies frequently obtain evidence which they will use to file a Petition to terminate, suspend and/or modify an injured worker’s benefits. The Petition will be assigned to a Workers’ Compensation Judge and litigation usually will follow. It is extremely important to have experienced workers’ compensation representation throughout this process. If you receive a Petition to terminate, suspend and/or modify your benefits, you should immediately contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

The insurance company has sent me documents to sign, what should I do?

When you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, or are already receiving them, the insurance company will frequently send you different types of documents. These may include documents called Supplemental Agreements, Notice of Ability to Return to Work, Report of Earnings or Income. Some of these documents may require your signature. Many of these documents are time-sensitive and must be responded to accurately and in an extremely prompt fashion. It is very important that you see an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible if you receive any type of documentation from an insurance company. You should not sign any type of document without speaking to an attorney first.

The insurance company has stopped paying my wage loss benefits, what should I do?

The insurance company cannot stop payment of wage loss benefits without an order from a Judge, a signed agreement by you or a return to work to pre-injury wages. If your checks have stopped and you do not understand the reason, then you need to speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible.

The insurance company wants me to meet with a vocational counselor, what should I do?

Frequently, when an injured worker is receiving wage loss benefits, the insurance company will require that the injured worker submit to an interview with a vocational expert. The vocational experts are hired by the insurance companies to try and prove that the injured worker has some earning capacity. The vocational expert will frequently want to conduct the interview in your home. You should not participate in this process without the benefit of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side.

How can I afford to pay my attorney?

At Vanasse Law LLC, we do not charge a consultation fee, nor do we charge on an hourly basis. In fact, we only get paid a percentage of wage loss benefits if we obtain benefits for you, preserve your benefits or settle your case.

Contact us as soon as possible to learn more information at a free initial consultation. Send us an e-mail or call us at 717-397-1010 and talk with a lawyer about your injuries.

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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 >

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…”

More Testimonials >

Get a Free Case Evaluation

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