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Have You Been Injured at Work?
Find Out What Steps You Need to Take.
If you have been injured at work, hurt in an accident, you probably have several questions. These may include your workers' compensation, steps you need to take, your ability to return to work. At Dugan & Associates, our lawyers focus on workers' compensation law, social security, and personal injury. We can answer any questions you may have regarding your injury.
For a free consultation, call our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania law office toll free at 1-412-353-3572, or contact us online.
What to do if You Have Been Injured
If you have been injured at work, hurt in an accident, we recommend taking the following steps to protect yourself and maximize the workers' compensation benefits available to you:
- Report your injury. In Pennsylvania, you have a 120-day time limit in which to report your injury.
- See approved doctor. See a doctor who is on the workers' compensation Approved Doctor List (often referred to as the panel list of doctors.) This information is available at your workplace. Since workers' compensation covers workplace accident expenses, they designate the approved doctors. IF they don't have a list call Dugan & Associates.
- File a workers' compensation injury claim. If you have sustained an injury at work, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits cover wage loss, medical, and in some circumstance, a specific loss (finger, hand, arm....).
- Contact a work comp lawyer. In a number of circumstances, hiring a workers' comp lawyer can be beneficial:
- If a workers' compensation injury claim has been denied
- If workers' comp benefits are being paid, but for the incorrect amount
- If the injured or ill worker experiences retaliation by the employer
- If the injured worker is denied medical care
- If they are attempting to modify, suspend, terminate, or stop your wage loss and medical benefits
Protecting Workers' Rights throughout Western Pennsylvania
At Dugan & Associates, our lawyers are highly knowledgeable in workers' compensation law. If you have been injured at work, we can guide you through the steps of filing a workers' compensation claim, explain the advantages and disadvantages of accepting a lump sum settlement, and tell you about potential threats to your benefits.
To meet with an attorney in a free consultation regarding your workers' compensation injury claim, call us at 1-412-353-3572, or contact us online.