If you’re unable to return to work due to injuries suffered on the job, you deserve some form of compensation. Workers’ compensation typically provides coverage for necessary medical treatment and compensation for lost wages. However, qualification for workers’ compensation benefits are determined by the status and classification of your injury.
You want a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer fighting to ensure that your injury is accurately classified. Additionally, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney may be able to increase your compensation by helping to get your injury classification status changed after the fact. If you are on partial disability status and a doctor determines that your impairment is at least 50 percent, a lawyer can help you file a petition for total disability status and increase your benefits considerably.
If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury in Philadelphia, PA, Cherry Hill, NJ, or any surrounding counties, you want a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer on your side when you need to sue your employer. Contact the Law Firm of Craig A. Altman for experienced representation.
Workers’ compensation in both PA and NJ typically covers an injured worker’s necessary and reasonable medical treatment, prescriptions, and hospital services. Qualifying for disability benefits contains slight differences due to state laws. However, future benefits vary depending on the type and severity of injury sustained. There are differences between temporary disability status and permanent disability:
Additionally, in Pennsylvania, an employer may require the worker to undergo a medical examination after 104 weeks to determine if the worker is still at least 50 percent impaired. If the 50 percent threshold is no longer met, the worker’s status and benefits may be changed to partial disability.
In New Jersey, permanent total disability is presumed when the worker loses a combination of certain body parts, including eyes, arms, hands, legs, and feet. In Pennsylvania, a doctor determines whether the worker is at least 50 percent impaired in accordance with American Medical Association standards.
Obtaining workmans’ comp benefits is rarely easy. Although you are entitled to workers’ compensation for your on-the-job injuries, insurance companies are notorious for fighting vigorously against a majority of workers’ compensation claims. You need an attorney on your side during the negotiation process because insurance companies often offer low settlements to unrepresented parties. The key to getting a fair settlement and accurate classification of your injury status is to hire an attorney who understands how insurance companies operate in workers’ compensation cases.
Craig A. Altman is willing to fight to get you compensation for your work-related injury. The experienced workers’ comp and personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman have dedicated their lives to protecting the legal rights of injured workers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Call us today, or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.
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