If you have been injured at work, you may be considering, or even in the process of filing for Workers Compensation. You may not know what to expect from the process. You may not even know if your benefits will be enough.Depending on your state, Workers Compensation laws and procedures may differ a bit, but the basic process is the same. You begin by filing a claim. This claim is review for validity. Assuming that your claim is approved, you will begin receiving a weekly benefit package.Now we get to the important question. How much is my Workers Compensation claim worth? In other words, will I still be able to pay my bills? Benefit amounts will differ depending on the severity of the injury. If an injury leaves the employee totally unable to work, the benefit amount is based on a fixed formula. For an injury which allows one to continue working in a limited capacity, the benefit amount is based on a rating system adapted by the American Medical Association. In this system, physical … [Read more...] about How Much is My Workers Compensation Claim Worth?
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What do you do after your workers' comp claim is denied? Most people assume that if you are injured at work you automatically get workers’ compensation benefits, but that is not the case.”— Marc Weinberg, Esq.JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, October 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- + At Saffren and Weinberg, Marc Alan Weinberg, Attorney and Kenneth Scott Saffren, Attorney are partners. The firm’s tagline is “The People’s Voice In Court.” They make themselves available via phone at (215) 576-0100 or by email on the Saffren and Weinberg website. Saffren and Weinberg provide a no-charge, complimentary case review and answers questions for prospective clients. Has Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Been Denied? What Now? Being injured on the job is a terrible event. The injury can range from being a minor inconvenience to a catastrophic and life-changing experience. When an injury requires treatment and prevents the worker from … [Read more...] about Has Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Been Denied? What Now?
To appeal, you should work with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to guide you through the twists and turns of your case Once you apply for your workers’ compensation benefits, your employer will contact their insurance company who will then make an initial decision on extending you your benefits.”— Cory TrobmanPHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Navigating a workers’ compensation case is quite the journey, that tends to be difficult and long. Each step takes focus and meticulous planning, and there should not be a single shortcut or mistake throughout the process! To appeal successfully, you must be sure to work with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to guide you through the twists and turns of your case in actual time. Deadlines are strict, and if they are not adequately met then you might get lost along the way, and it could cost you in attorney fees. Often, the most frustrating … [Read more...] about What are the steps to Appealing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Attorneys specialize like doctors. Some orthopaedists handle backs, some arms, and some do only legs. Again, like doctors many attorneys specialize in areas of the law. There are still some attorneys who are general practitioners and try to handle every case that comes in the door. Is it wise to choose such an attorney for your Virginia Workers Compensation Case? The following are:TEN REASONS WHY A WORKERS COMPENSATION SPECIALIST IS BEST! FIRST, there are peculiar time limits involved in a workers compensation case in Virginia. If you refuse light duty employment, you only have six months to cure that refusal. If you have received a permanent injury and have been paid for it, you can go back on regular compensation if you apply within one year. Will a general practitioner know this?SECOND, the adjuster will want to take a recorded statement about your accident. Should you do this? A specialist can tell you but can a general practitioner?THIRD, the insurance company gives you a panel of … [Read more...] about A Virginia Workers Compensation Case – Choose a Specialist Attorney Or a General Practitioner?
Workers' compensation claims are relatively simple to understand in principle. Basically, employees are automatically provided certain types of compensation for injuries sustained in the course of work, and employers are assured in knowing how much they will have to spend without ever worrying about future court and legal expenses.However, workers' compensation claims are not always cut and dry in practice. Issues arise constantly in the course of workers' compensation claims, such as with billing or when amounts paid by an employer to the employee (or their family) turns out to be incorrect.In a recent Missouri case, an employee of an electric company died from extended asbestos exposure. The electric company was ordered to pay the man's widow a weekly death benefit. Somehow through billing errors, the company had overpaid the widow around $20 extra a week until they realized the mistake-- when the overpayments accumulated to over $4,000.The electric company brought the widow to court … [Read more...] about Workers’ Compensation Law & It’s Nuances