The Workers' Compensation Process
SCRANTON AND TUNKHANNOCK WORKERS' COMPENSATION ATTORNEY
Serving Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne & Wyoming Counties.
Getting hurt at work can turn your life upside down, especially if the insurance company denies your workers' compensation claim. There's no money coming in, the bills are piling up and you may need surgery. At The Law Offices of Ackourey & Turel P.C., we know that a work injury can affect how you live your life and we're here to help. We'll take on the insurance companies and fight for your rights. With over 30 years of combined legal experience, let our workers' compensation attorneys help get your benefits and medical bills paid.
Our workers' compensation attorneys regularly handle a wide range of workplace injury cases throughout Scranton, Tunkhannock, Wilkes Barre, Montrose, Honesdale, Towanda and all of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Have you or a loved one suffered a work injury?
Workplace injuries or occupational diseases that occur during the scope of employment can have devastating consequences on not only the injured worker but his or her family. Pennsylvania has a Workers' Compensation Act that can be extremely complex with laws that change on a regular basis.
If you were injured while working you may be entitled to compensation. Under the Workers' Compensation Act, your employer may be responsible for your medical bills and wage loss.
Should you be hurt at work or believe you have an occupational disease, immediately report your injury to your employer and supervisor.
Go to a Physician/Doctor and seek medical treatment. You may go to a Physician of your choice unless your employer has posted a list of at least six panel Physicians to treat work injuries.
Provide the Physician with a detailed outline of how you were hurt at work and follow the Physician's treatment plan.
If you are treating with your employer's panel Physician, you must continue treatment for the first 90 days.
Within 21 days of reporting your injury, your employer is required to provide you with a Notice of Workers' Compensation Denial or Temporary Notice of Compensation Payable. If you receive a Denial Notice, immediately, contact our office and schedule a Free Consultation. If you receive a Temporary Notice, your benefits may only last for 90 days, immediately, contact our office and schedule a Free Consultation.
If you are receiving compensation for your workplace injury and you receive paperwork indicating your benefits will be suspended or terminated, immediately contact our office and schedule a Free Consultation.
Workers' Compensation Settlements
If you are receiving compensation for your workplace injury and the employer/insurance carrier wishes to settle your case, immediately contact our office and schedule a Free Consultation. Do not sign a settlement agreement or compromise and release agreement without consulting with a lawyer from our firm. You may be giving up certain legal rights. Our workers' compensation attorneys have settled all types of workers' comp cases including complex and serious injury cases.
Contact Us - Free Consultation
Our firm represents many injured workers throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. If you have questions about compensation you may deserve contact our office at 570-342-4242 or 570-836-3600 and schedule a Free Consultation with a lawyer from our firm.
You can also contact us via email using the form on the right.