Temporary Disability Lawyers in Hazleton
After a workplace injury, your employer or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier may determine that you do not qualify for workers’ compensation. The employer or insurer may make payments of temporary compensation for up to 90 days and still ultimately reject your claim. If your claim is denied and you disagree with the outcome, you can file an appeal petition with the Office of Adjudication for a hearing.
If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Approved and You Are Unable to Return to Your Previous Job
Assuming that your claim is approved, and that you are unable to work at all after your on-the-job injury, you may be able to collect temporary total disability (TTD) workers’ compensation benefits beginning one week after the date you were last able to work. Payments will be based on a percentage of your average weekly wage, up to a specific maximum. These payments may continue indefinitely as long as you remain under this classification.
Alternatively, you may return to work at a lower paying job or the workers’ compensation insurer may determine that you are able to do so. In this case, you may be classified as having a permanent partial disability (PPD). You will receive a lower level of wage-loss payments and those payments will have a time limit of up to 500 weeks.
Why Work With a Hazleton Temporary Disability Attorney?
Are you receiving the maximum level of compensation you deserve after a workplace accident? Talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at no cost to discuss your situation. A great many injured workers find it beneficial to work with a workers’ compensation attorney at every stage of a claim, to help ensure that:
- All benefits they qualify for are paid on time
- Their rating is correctly fixed at the most optimal level appropriate for their level of disability
- Workers’ compensation insurers do not stop payments without justification
Our workers’ compensation lawyers at Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, advise injured workers of their rights. We represent them in appeals as needed. Our years of experience have given us knowledge and skills that work to our clients’ benefit after a workplace injury. We evaluate every on-the-job accident case to determine whether a third party (other than your employer) was responsible. If so, we can help you file a third-party liability claim or lawsuit.
Contact a Pennsylvania Temporary Disability Attorney
Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn represents injured employees in every industry and occupation, including factory and warehouse workers, truck drivers, police, doctors, nurses, teachers and people with office work occupations. We offer free consultations. Email us or call us at 570-861-5905 to learn how we can help.