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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

According to OSHA, there were nearly 3.5 million workplace injuries or illnesses in 2017 alone. More than a million of those injuries caused the employee to lose time from work. In addition to pain, disability, and financial strain these injuries cause, the injured workers are faced with stress and confusion associated with navigating the varied, complex, and bureaucratic systems in place across the country to adjudicate workers’ compensation claims.

If you have been injured at work, these are just a few of the questions you might have:

  • Who can I treat with/can I choose my doctor?
  • What kind of benefits am I entitled to?
  • What percentage of my normal wages could I receive?
  • When can I start receiving those benefits?

These seemingly basic questions all have different answers based simply on whether you were working in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

At Leonard Sciolla, we have extensive experience guiding clients through the workers’ compensation process in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We can help make sure you get the treatment you need plus all the financial benefits to which you are entitled including payment of medical bills, wage loss, prescription reimbursement, mileage reimbursement for medical-related travel, home modifications, or vocational retraining. We will work with you at all stages of the process, including providing advice regarding required or requested doctors’ examinations, medical or vocational experts, liens, unpaid medical bills, assessment of any third-party claims, and negotiation of settlement.

If you or someone you love has been hurt at work, you can reach Gregory Sciolla, Heidi Anderson, or Christopher Fleming at (215) 567-1530 or (856) 273-6679. Learn more about our workers’ compensation practice at https://www.leonardsciolla.com/practice-areas/workerscompensation/

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