If you suffered a work injury in Quakertown, PA, you may be eligible to file for workers' compensation. Pennsylvania requires most private employers to take part in the program. If your employer participates, you can file a claim and recover damages for an on-the-job injury. Workers' compensation pays for your medical costs, lost wages, and other damages. A lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you file a successful claim.
Cordisco & Saile LLC is a workers' compensation law firm serving clients in and around Quakertown, PA. Our dedicated attorneys fight for the rights of injured victims. The workers' compensation system can be challenging to navigate and can pose unseen challenges. We help our clients avoid the pitfalls that have trapped other claimants. Our goal is to get you paid as quickly as possible. For a free case evaluation, call us today at 215-642-2335.
Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania
Private employers in Pennsylvania must take part in workers' compensation. The program is designed to protect both employers and employees. It provides employees with a streamlined method to collect compensation after on-the-job injury. And it protects employers by shielding them from employee lawsuits. If your employer participates in workers' comp, you cannot sue it for an on-the-job injury.
It sounds like a win-win, but the program does not always operate seamlessly. When problems arise, they disproportionately affect workers rather than employers. A lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you fight any challenges to your claim. For a free case evaluation, call us today at 215-642-2335.
How Your Workers' Compensation Claim Might Get Challenged
Injured workers often have no idea that they could face challenges getting workers' compensation. They file a claim and expect to receive their first check in short order. But it does not always work that way. In two situations, you could find your work comp claim challenged. The first is that your employer contests the claim. The second is that, unknown to you, your employer is out of compliance with the program.
Your Employer Contests the Claim
Work comp is like any other type of insurance. The more claims a person or business has, the more they need to be insured going forward so your employer has. So your employer has a financial incentive to deny claims when possible. Under Pennsylvania law, though, an employer can dismiss a worker's claim only in very limited situations.
Even if you were behaving carelessly or doing something you were not supposed to at the time of your injury, that alone is not grounds for a claim denial. To contest your claim, your employer must show evidence that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol or engaged in reckless misconduct.
The Cordisco & Saile LLC team can anticipate if your employer will try to contest your claim on one of these grounds. If so, we will fight on your behalf and help you file a successful claim.
Your Employer Is Out of Compliance
We have had many clients with valid claims who nonetheless got denied because, as it turned out, their employers were out of compliance with the program. In such situations, we have several alternative methods to help you collect compensation for your injury.
For a free consultation with a member of the Cordisco & Saile LLC team, call 215-642-2335 today.
We Can Help You File a Lawsuit Against Other Responsible Parties
If your employer is in good standing with work comp, you cannot sue it for an on-the-job injury. But what if a party other than your employer contributed to your getting hurt? Since non-employer parties are not paying for your work comp, it does not protect them from lawsuits. We can go after them in a private suit and recover damages.
Possible third-parties liable for your work injury include:
- Job site owners
- Contractors and sub-contractors
- Property managers
When we review your case, we will investigate and determine if there are any third-parties we should look at. Sometimes we can identify a liable party that our client had not even considered. If we do, we can gather evidence against them and seek damages.
To start the process today with a free case evaluation, call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335.
Cordisco & Saile LLC Helps You Recover the Fair Compensation You Deserve for Your On-the-Job Injury
If you got hurt on the job, the Cordisco & Saile LLC team can help you recover the full slate of damages you deserve. The compensation you are eligible to receive depends on the nature of your injury and the type of claim we file — a work comp claim, a private lawsuit, or both.
Our goal is to itemize your total damages and help you recover a settlement that compensates you for all of them. Your work comp settlement or private judgment may include money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
To find out more about how a member of the Cordisco & Saile LLC team can help, and to schedule a free consultation, call 215-642-2335.
The Statute of Limitations on Work Comp Claims in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has a three-year statute of limitations to file a workers' compensation claim. If we decide to seek compensation from a third-party in a private lawsuit, we must do so within two years of your injury.
If necessary, Cordisco & Saile LLC can take quick legal action to stave off either of these deadlines. We will do whatever necessary to protect your right to compensation. To schedule a free consultation today, call 215-642-2335.
To Schedule a Free Consultation With a Quakertown, PA, Work Injury Lawyer, Call 215-642-2335
The Quakertown, PA, workers' compensation lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC are eager to meet you. We can help you file a successful work comp claim and get paid for your on-the-job injury. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our staff, call 215-642-2335 today.