If you or your loved one has been seriously injured while on the job, you may be eligible to apply for workers’ compensation through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You have rights under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act if you have been injured at work.
Your employer, their human resource department or insurance company may not provide you with all the details in order for you to get the maximum benefits you deserve. It can be a complicated process.
In addition, workers’ compensation payments for lost wages only covers two thirds of your average weekly wages.
Having an aggressive work injury attorney on your side can make a positive difference. The expert workers’ compensation attorneys at SMT Legal do not collect a fee unless we win compensation for you. Our Pittsburgh injury lawyers are aggressive and experienced in winning cases and providing the best possible legal services to our clients. In addition, in some cases a third-party liability claim can be filed in order to collect additional compensation, if a third party was at least partially to blame for your injuries.
Your Rights Under Workers’ Compensation Laws
We can help you understand your rights to collect the full workers’ compensation payments you deserve. We can also help answer your questions if you have been denied workman’s comp, if you have lost or are in danger of losing your workman’s comp benefits or if you are interested in receiving a lump sum settlement for your workers’ compensation.
If workers’ compensation does not cover all your medical expenses and lost wages, another option is to file a third party claim or personal injury claim against the party at fault. If you become disabled because of your injury and are unable to perform your job duties for an extended period of time, we can help you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
Our experienced and compassionate attorneys have a proven record of helping people recover damages from lost wages, future lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, social security disability, unemployment benefits, death benefits and indemnity benefits (temporary and permanent).
We also process third party claims if another party besides the employer was responsible for the accident (an equipment manufacturer or another company working at the same construction site, for example.)
Common Worksite Injuries
Missing days of work because of an injury or having to pay costly medical bills make times stressful for workers and their families. Future wages lost are a huge problem for families that rely on a steady income to pay monthly bills. If you or your loved one has had traumatic injuries or a fatal injury while on the job, your family may be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits or indemnity benefits.
If you or your loved one has been involved in any of the following types of construction or workplace accidents, call our Pittsburgh law firm today for a free case evaluation:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Explosions and Industrial Fires
- Marcellus Shale Drilling Accidents
- Heavy Machinery Accidents
- Workplace Automobile or Truck Accidents
- Factory Accidents
- Power Plant or Steel Mill Accidents
- Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
- Coal Mining Accidents
- Wrongful Death Accidents
How SMT Legal Can Help You
Our workers’ compensation attorneys in Pittsburgh understand how frustrating it is to try to put your life back together while dealing with serious physical injuries and the cost of recovery. We will do everything possible to get you the money you deserve for your injuries and lost wages.
We will conduct a thorough investigation into your injury to determine who was a fault and file a third party claim if necessary. We have a team of lawyers, investigators, and field experts who work together to build a strong case for our clients. We know when to negotiate, when to go to court and how to get you money for your injuries. Contact our experienced attorneys today.