Back injuries such as herniated discs are the most common cause of work-related disability. Unfortunately, many workers don’t receive the benefits they need because their Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier or employer has mischaracterized the injury as a less serious back sprain or strain.
Don’t be fooled, as many injured workers are, into simply accepting a diagnosis of your back injury that does not seem right and which may ultimately jeopardize your eligibility for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Philadelphia work injury lawyers, Jeffrey S. Gross and Patrick W. Kenny have focused exclusively on representing injured Pennsylvania workers for more than 20 years. If you have suffered a back injury on the job, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Some serious back injuries our lawyers are familiar with include:
Back injuries can occur over time or from a single traumatic event. As long as the injury occurred on the job or was aggravated by your work activities, it is covered by Workers’ Compensation.
It’s important to seek legal advice as soon as you are aware of a back injury that is work-related. Our lawyers will manage every step of the Workers’ Compensation process for you: filing paperwork, scheduling medical appointments, consulting with medical experts and negotiating on your behalf in order to make sure that you receive the care and benefits you need. We represent clients whose injuries necessitate back fusion surgery, laminectomy surgery, discectomy surgery and other back surgeries.
If your insurance company misdiagnoses your injury as a less-serious strain or sprain, it may try to stop your treatment or benefits by claiming that the treatment you need is not related to a sprain or strain or your original injury has been resolved. If this has happened to you, our lawyers can act quickly to file a petition to change the accepted injury due to an incorrect description of that injury.
At Gross & Kenny, LLP we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.
The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.
Currently, our law firm is remaining open to serve your legal needs. If you were working light duty or modified duty as a result of a work injury in Pennsylvania and were recently laid off or terminated from your job due to the Coronavirus you may be entitled to weekly workers' compensation checks for lost wages moving forward. Contact us to find out . We are open and ready to assist.
We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations should you have any concerns about keeping your scheduled appointments with us. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.
Should you have any concerns regarding an upcoming meeting with us, please contact us online or call (215) 512-1500.
We are continuing to fight on behalf of our clients and that we are all able to handle things even if mandated by the government that we work remotely.
Thank you and take care.