Hardworking men and women deserve to feel safe and secure on the job without worrying about what may happen if they are injured.
In order to protect employees, the Pennsylvania government instituted workers’ compensation laws that require companies to carry insurance policies that cover employees’ wages and medical bills if they are injured at work.
If you work in northeastern Pennsylvania, a workers’ compensation attorney from Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP may be able to help you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Our team of experienced attorneys represents people injured in many different types of work incidents, including construction site accidents and industrial and manufacturing accidents.
Lump-Sum Settlement for Workers’ Compensation Claims
Do you qualify for a lump-sum settlement for workers’ compensation claims made in Pennsylvania? At our law offices in Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre, workers’ compensation lawyers help injured workers understand and claim all benefits that they are entitled to after they have suffered work-related injuries. Did you require medical treatment and/or have to take time off work after being injured on the job in any northeastern Pennsylvania community such as Scranton? Work injury attorneys at our law firm can help determine whether you should negotiate for a lump-sum settlement in lieu of annuity-type payments.
Evaluating the pros and cons of monthly benefit payments versus a lump-sum settlement is best accomplished by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Our law firm has represented countless injured workers, assisting them with workers’ compensation claims as well as in any third-party liability personal injury claim against an equipment manufacturer or other responsible person or entity other than the employer.
If you are considering filing a lump-sum settlement claim, you will want to make sure that you are not giving up needed medical coverage for issues related to the workplace injury. We have ample experience discovering key pieces of information such as any requirement to give up medical benefits in exchange for a lump-sum settlement that a workers’ compensation insurer may have written into its policies.
Large and Small Work Comp Claims
When a major personal injury leads to a large claim, we protect your interests and make sure you get the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. Large claims are usually filed in cases where workers lose limbs or sustain injuries that keep them out of the workforce for a long time. Many workers find their lives permanently changed by a work injury and they and they face reductions in long-term wage-earning ability. In these cases, aggressive negotiation is often required before you, your employer and the insurer agree on a workers’ compensation amount.
Even small injuries may require legal action when an employer illegally neglects to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer fails to meet the legal requirement to carry insurance and cover necessary expenses, we can help hold your employer accountable.
Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury
Workers’ compensation claims are not personal injury lawsuits, but it may be possible to file a separate lawsuit if you are injured on the job. Injuries caused by third-parties — like sub-contractors or vendors — do not fall under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law. It may also be possible to file a separate product liability claim.
We know that talking with a lawyer can be intimidating, so we do everything possible to make you comfortable. We will talk with you in-depth about your options and provide clear answers to your workers’ compensation questions.