Pittsburgh Workers' Compensation Attorney

Butler County Work Related Injury Lawyer

Worker InjuryInjuries that occur in the workplace are unique within the practice area of personal injury. Pennsylvania law mandates that employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, and that same law is structured to facilitate the recovery of medical expenses and lost wages without proof of fault. That does not mean every workers' compensation claim is automatically accepted and paid. When an employer denies workers' compensation or takes action to terminate the payment of existing benefits, it is crucial to get an attorney involved as soon as possible to obtain or preserve your workers' compensation benefits.

Contact us today to find out how Conlon Tarker, P.C. in Butler, Pennsylvania, can help with the many issues that arise in the workers' compensation context, such as:

  • Medical benefits: Workers' compensation will cover all reasonable and necessary billings arising from a workplace injury. However, disagreement can occur over what is "reasonable and necessary."
  • Lost earnings: Rates are defined by statute, and lost wages are calculated pursuant to a mathematical formula, then reduced to two-thirds of your average weekly wage.
  • Physical and occupational therapy: You may be eligible for therapy or retraining in order to be able to return to work.
  • Travel expenses: If documented, workers' compensation will also include payment for travel expenses incurred in connection with your medical treatment.
  • Permanent disability/scarring benefits: If you sustain a permanent injury or visible scarring, you may also be eligible to receive a lump sum payout in addition to traditional workers' compensation benefits.

Getting Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury:

  • It is important to know that all too often employers do not want to pay for your work injury. Consequently, you may find your employer trying to get you off work comp and back into the workplace before you have fully recovered. Let our firm help you maximize your recovery time so that you return to work when you are ready.
  • Depending on the facts or your incident, a premises liability or negligence (third party) case may also exist which can open up other avenues of recovery beyond workers' compensation. We vigilantly examine every case to ensure all options for recovery are consider and pursued.

At Conlon Tarker, P.C., we believe in performance, not promises. If you require experienced legal assistance in the handling of your workman's compensation application or pending case, contact our firm today. We offer free consultations and do not collect a fee unless you are compensated for your injuries. Call 888.312.5366 or 724.602.4317.