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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.

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Lancaster Workplace Accident Attorney

Looking for a Lancaster workplace accident lawyer who can help you recover maximum workers’ compensation benefits?

At Vanasse Law LLC, we exclusively represent those who have suffered a work-related injury and illness.  Unlike many of our large-firm competitors, we do not handle other areas of practice.  We live and breathe workers’ compensation disputes.  This gives us a significant competitive advantage when things get complicated, which they often do.

If you’ve been harmed in a work-related accident, then Pennsylvania law may give you a right to workers’ compensation benefits that will cover your various losses including wage loss and medical expenses.

Many workers do not realize, however, that their own actions (in the wake of an accident) can have a significant impact on their ability to recover workers’ compensation benefits.  Those who are unfamiliar with the process of submitting a claim and receiving benefits are prone to make mistakes after an accident has taken place.  These mistakes can delegitimize their overall claim and put them in a weak negotiating position moving forward.

So, what steps should you take after a workplace accident to ensure that your workers’ compensation claim is preserved?  Consider the following.

Secure Adequate Medical Care After a Workplace Accident in Pennsylvania

Securing adequate medical care should be your number one priority after an accident.  Failure to do so may delegitimize your injury claims, as it could be argued that your actions exacerbated the injuries (i.e., your inability to secure medical care in a timely manner worsened the injury), or that you did not actually suffer a debilitating injury.

For example, if you wait several months before seeing a doctor about a supposed back injury that you suffered on-the-job, then your workers’ compensation claim will be weakened by virtue of the fact that your injury must not have been impactful enough to justify earlier medical assistance.

Likewise it’s also important that you follow through on your medical care.  If a doctor recommends a specific course of treatment or diagnostic testing, and you ignore their recommendation then your claim for benefits will potentially be negatively affected.

Report the Injury to Your Employer

In Pennsylvania, you have only 120 days to notify your employer that you have suffered or have reason to believe you have suffered a work-related injury.  If you do not satisfy this notification deadline, then your claim will be denied for failure to give timely notice.

It should be pointed out, however, that it’s best not to wait until the deadline as your claim may seem disingenuous.  In fact, we recommend that you seek the assistance of a Lancaster workplace accident attorney as soon as possible after suffering an injury to help you move forward with notification and claim submission.

Seek the Assistance of an Attorney

In the wake of a workplace accident, a skilled workers’ compensation attorney is invaluable for guiding you through the process of submitting a workers’ compensation benefits claim and related procedures.  Your attorney will help you identify and gather evidence, draft an airtight claim for benefits, and negotiate or litigate a favorable resolution in the event of a dispute. The sooner you seek representation the greater likelihood of a successful claim.

Workers’ compensation benefits cover many expenses, but they do not cover pain and suffering, mental anguish, and various other losses.  Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws generally prohibit a lawsuit against your employer (except under limited circumstances).  If there is a liable third-party defendant, however, then you may be entitled to sue for additional damages.  Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys evaluate these potential third-party defendants.

Call an Experienced Lancaster Workplace Accident Attorney for Further Guidance

If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, then you may be entitled to significant workers’ compensation benefits.  When submitting a claim for workers’ compensation, it’s important that you not leave any potential benefits “on the table,” so to speak.  We can help you secure the maximum available compensation.

At Vanasse Law LLC, we are a local law firm that exclusively handles workers’ compensation and other work-related accident claims.  Our attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in workers’ compensation claims and have developed a keen understanding of what it takes to successfully resolve such disputes.  Founding Attorney Mike Vanasse has personally litigated thousands of workers’ compensation disputes, and is certified as a Workers’ Compensation specialist by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Call 717-397-1010 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Lancaster workplace accident lawyer at Vanasse Law LLC.  As our only office is in Lancaster, we are easily accessible to clients in Lancaster and surrounding counties (i.e., Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lebanon, and York).

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 >

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