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Were you or a loved one injured at work? Are you unsure what to do next to make sure your rights are protected? We want to help. Call (866) 326-0100 today for a free consultation. At O'Malley & Langan, our experienced Northeastern Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorneys have the knowledge and resources to make a meaningful difference for our clients.
We know that you probably have many questions. Perhaps you're asking: How do I pay my bills? Can I collect a paycheck even though I'm injured and can't go to work? How will my family survive this ordeal? What should I do if my workers' compensation claim is denied?
Serious questions demand serious answers. That's why it's critical you have someone you can trust on your side, fighting for your rights. In Northeastern Pennsylvania, many people dealing with serious workplace injuries regularly rely on O'Malley & Langan to make things right. Contact us promptly after your injury at work. Statutes of Limitations apply in many situations, which means you may only have a short window of time to file a claim. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to pursue benefits.
What is workers' compensation in Pennsylvania?
By law, businesses in Pennsylvania must have workers' compensation coverage in case an employee gets hurt or become sick on the job. Workers' comp is also informally known as "workman's comp." These benefits provide financial assistance to injured workers and their families for a variety of expenses, including:
- Medical care
- Temporary total disability benefits
- Temporary partial disability benefits
- Specific loss benefits
- Death benefits
What workplace injuries are covered by workers' comp in Pennsylvania?
In most cases, most injuries that occur at work are covered by workers' compensation benefits. The exceptions include self-inflicted injuries and injuries caused while engaged in illegal activity, including illegal drug use or being intoxicated on the job in most cases. Some of the most common workplace injuries our Pennsylvania workers' comp law firm handles include:
What is workers' compensation?
Pennsylvania employers are required by law to provide workers' compensation benefits to employees who get hurt or ill at work. Workers' comp provides financial assistance to employees injured on the job for medical treatment, temporary total disability benefits. temporary partial disability benefits, specific loss benefits and death benefits.
How do I get workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania?
You must report your work injury in Pennsylvania within 120 days of your injury or illness to be eligible to obtain workers’ comp benefits. However, filing a workers’ comp claim can be a difficult process. That’s why it’s very important that you have an experienced attorney on your side who thoroughly understands the application process and has a proven track record of success. That’s why you need O’Malley & Langan working for you. While your recovery can be difficult, getting justice shouldn’t have to be.
What is the deadline to apply for workers' comp in Pennsylvania?
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry gives injured workers up to 120 days to report their workplace injury or illness. If you miss that deadline, you’ll probably not be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
Who decides if I'm eligible to get workers' comp in Pennsylvania?
Your employer will decide if you’ll get workers' comp benefits, but their insurance company and doctors can drastically impact whether you continue to receive those benefits.
Can I choose my doctor if I'm injured on the job in Pennsylvania?
No. You must initially choose one of the doctors offered by your employer after a workplace injury, in most cases. Ninety days after your on-the-job injury was sustained, however, you can usually be treated by a doctor of your own choosing.
How much can I get in workers' comp benefits in Pennsylvania?
In general, workers' comp benefits are equal to two-thirds of your average weekly pay. It also covers medical expenses for treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to the injury.
How long can I get workers' comp benefits in Pennsylvania?
That depends on the extent of your injury. Your benefits usually last until you go back to work, or sign an agreement suspending your benefits. If you lost a case before a Workers' Compensation Judge, your benefits would end as well.
If I’m laid off after returning to work with restrictions, can my workers’ comp benefits be reinstated?
In most cases, yes – as long as the layoff was involuntary and you were not let go for cause. You will need to file a petition to have your benefits reinstated within 500 weeks after the suspension of benefits, but your employer and its insurance carrier can challenge the reinstatement.
Why should I hire O'Malley & Langan to handle my workers' comp case?
Many law firms might seem the same. Some stand out for a reason. At O'Malley & Langan, we believe we have a well-earned reputation for being THE workers' compensation law firm in Northeastern Pennsylvania workers and their families trust after a serious workplace accident. The reason? We get the job done right.
We know workers' comp. We live it. We breathe it. We do it every single day. We know the doctors. We know the system. We know the games insurance companies try to play. And we know how to win.
- What To Do If You're Hurt At Work
- What To Do If You Can't Go Back To Work
- Workers Compensation Death Benefits
People don't want excuses when they're dealing with a serious legal issue. They want results. Our attorneys understand this. That's why we work aggressively on every case we handle at O'Malley & Langan. We do not rest until justice is served.
Learn more about many other frequently asked questions about workers’ compensation on our website. Feel free to contact us anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re conveniently located in three offices in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Scranton, Towanda and Pittston.
Detail-oriented Pennsylvania workers' comp law firm that delivers results
We're proud of our awards and settlements for workers' comp clients in Pennsylvania. The money we obtain for injured workers allows them to continue to live their lives with dignity. That's why we fight so hard every day for every client. That's why we're eager to work with you.
Workers' compensation cases are about more than just money. They're about justice and holding employers and their insurance companies responsible. Companies and their insurance carriers have an obligation to treat injured workers fairly. When they fail to do so, we vigorously right such wrongs.
Give your case the attention it rightfully deserves. Contact O'Malley & Langan
The workers' comp attorneys at O'Malley & Langan have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of people throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, from Scranton to Pittston, Hazleton and Towanda. We understand what it takes to get workers the compensation they rightfully deserve. See our verdicts and settlements page for examples of workers' comp cases we have successfully settled.
What's the secret to our success? We work hard. We put in the hours, and we offer clients personalized attention. We comprehensively investigate cases, interview witnesses, and consult with experts. We look for evidence other lawyers often overlook. Attorney Todd O'Malley was born and raised in Scranton. He understands this region inside out. There's no substitute for that kind of knowledge. We're on your team.
Give your case an edge. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us if we win. Experience matters. Discover what we can do for you. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We handle cases throughout Pennsylvania, including the counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Bradford, Schuykill, Lehigh, Monroe, Wyoming and Wayne.