Pittsburgh Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Rothman Gordon’s Workers’ Compensation lawyers have worked with people injured on the job in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania for several decades. Employees are normally entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits for any job related accident or illness, even if their own carelessness caused the accident or illness, and even if the employer was not at fault.
What do I do if I was hurt on the job?
In an emergency, you should immediately visit the nearest emergency room. In a non-emergency, your employer should have a list of doctors available to treat you posted in a central place. If there is no list, you may see your own doctor. You should notify your employer of the time, nature and circumstances of your work injury. Then you may want to consult with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer, as there are rules to follow and deadlines to be met to ensure you do remain eligible for your Workers’ Compensation benefits. Good Workers’ Compensation lawyers will guide you through the steps you must follow to protect your right to recover Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Rothman Gordon is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and represents clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Erie, New Castle, Altoona, Indiana, Kittanning, Harrisburg, Allegheny County, Indiana County, Washington County, Westmoreland County, Fayette County, Greene County, Somerset County, Beaver County, Butler County and Centre County. We also conduct free educational seminars for unions and other organization who want to educated their workers on what to do when hurt on the job.
Questions about your Workers’ Compensation case?
We are pleased to make available online our Workers’ Compensation and Accident Handbook or visit our Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions. This can answer many of your initial questions. You can then contact our office to speak with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys by calling (412) 338-1153 or email our Workers’ Compensation Intake Coordinator.
Good things to know about your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Failure to report the accident or injury within 21 days from the date of the accident or injury may result in loss of part of your compensation. Failure to report your accident or injury within 120 days from the date of the accident or injury will result in loss of eligibility, so it is important to report your accident and consult with a worker’s compensation attorney as soon as possible.
If your employer or its carrier contests or denies your claim, you should receive from them a Notice of Workers’ Compensation Denial. Take this Denial to your Workers’ Compensation lawyers at once.
If all disability caused by your work-related injury has ceased, there is no right to continued benefits. If your incapacity has lessened, you may be able to return to light duty work; likely, your employer or employer’s insurer may attempt to modify (reduce) your benefits by means of a Petition for Modification. You should consult with your attorney if you receive a modification notice. You should never sign a document called a “Final Receipt” without thoroughly discussing the situation with your lawyer, as it will terminate your benefits.