If you have been injured on the job — including suffering repetitive motion disorders like carpal tunnel, trigger finger and epicondylitis — and now can't work in Pennsylvania, receiving your lost wages through workers' compensation is not as simple as it seems.
Before you can receive any lost wages, a doctor must take you out of work for at least 7 days before you will be eligible to receive any paychecks..
And things get even more complicated from there
The answer to that question is: it depends. In Pennsylvania, it depends on how much you made in a week. That amount determines how much you will be paid, which is only a portion of your wage. Remember, however, that your workers' compensation payments are tax-exempt.
The answer to this question again is: it depends. The insurance companies have a lot of tools they can use to try to reduce or cut off your lost wage benefits. If you're not prepared, they will succeed. An experienced workers' compensation lawyer can help you keep the benefits that you are entitled to.
If you have been injured on the job, you have enough on your hands just getting better. You don't need the added stress of trying to figure out how much you are owed in back wages, how to qualify, when to qualify, how to keep your benefits and so on. All you need to do is to call us, The Law Office of James R. Flandreau.
Law firm founder James R. Flandreau has been helping injured people like you recover their lost wages for nearly 30 years. Lawyer Flandreau is a specialist* in workers' compensation, one of only a handful of attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania with this certification. He is dedicated to learning every detail of your case, helping you personally and professionally to recover the wages you are owed.
If you have been injured on the job and need to collect your back pay through workers' compensation, call The Law Office of James R. Flandreau in Media, Pennsylvania. We can help, and we don't get paid until you get paid. So contact us either online or by calling 610-565-4750 to schedule your free initial consultation.
* Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
There are strict time limits in workers' compensation and in Social Security cases, so do not delay.