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Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Fighting for Injured Workers Throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania

A workplace accident that causes a job-related injury raises many issues. Workers’ compensation law is complex, and employers and their insurance carriers may be hostile and uncooperative in regard to your claim. You need a lawyer who knows how to protect your rights and help you obtain all the compensation you deserve.

At Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, in Hazleton, Attorneys John Gallagher and Valerie Diaz Cruz handle every aspect of workers’ compensation, from initial denials of claims to attempts to reduce or suspend benefits prematurely later on. We represent injured workers in Luzerne, Carbon, Schuylkill, Columbia, Montour, Monroe, Lackawanna and surrounding counties of northeastern Pennsylvania.

Contact us right away for a free consultation, before you sign any papers or speak to company officials about your work injury.

Hurt on the Job Near Hazleton, Allentown, Scranton, Pottsville, or Wilkes-Barre?

You are very likely covered by Pennsylvania workers’ compensation for a work-related injury or accident, regardless of fault and various other circumstances. However, the workers’ comp claim process is confusing for workers and, in many cases, favorable toward employers and insurance companies. You should not try to handle your own claim or hire a lawyer who only dabbles in work injury law.

The Attorneys of Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, have gained valuable insights as workers’ compensation defense lawyers. They can intervene promptly and forcefully to demand your rights, and have the experience to represent you in negotiation, mediation or litigation of any issue:

  • Denial or delay of wage loss benefits
  • Denial of surgery or other medical treatment
  • Incorrect calculation of benefits
  • Unfair disability ratings or lowball settlements
  • Modification, suspension or termination of claims
  • Third-party lawsuits for on-duty accidents
  • Survivor benefits for fatal workplace accidents

Attorneys John Gallagher and Valerie Diaz Cruz represent employees in every industry and occupation: factory and warehouse workers, tradesmen, truck drivers, law enforcement and corrections officers, health care workers, teachers and more. We are familiar with all types of workplace injury, from back injuries or shoulder injuries to specific loss claims for amputation, disfigurement or other permanent injury.

Know Your Rights and Hire the Right Lawyer

We offer a free consultation, and our attorneys will personally meet with you to discuss your case. Email us or call 570-861-5905, and we will rush you a free workers’ compensation information packet to help answer many basic questions.