If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation, which can be a stressful time for you and your family. In most cases, your benefits will be a smaller percentage of your actual paycheck. This check will commonly come from your employer’s insurance company and is designed to assist you while you recover from your injury. Filing for Workers’ Compensation benefits should be an easy process, but oftentimes it is not. Insurance companies may make a mistake or an oversight and will only correct their mistakes if notified. Even then, proper documentation and record keeping will be necessary to prove to them that a mistake was made.
If your Workers’ Compensation check is late or you feel that the amount is incorrect, then seeking the advice of a Workers’ Compensation lawyer will give you the best chance of receiving your benefits fully. A knowledgeable attorney knows the state laws and can organize your case properly. Statistics have shown that hiring an attorney expedites the entire situation exponentially.
Hiring an attorney may also help you collect additional benefits. Depending on your state laws, insurance companies have a certain amount of days to pay out your benefits, and if they fail to do so in the allotted time, they must pay additional penalties. If you properly document the issue and have a lawyer on your side, those additional penalties could be paid out to you. Insurance companies will also have to pay court and attorney fees if they are found negligent.
If the amount of your Workers’ Compensation check is incorrect, hiring an attorney may be your only option. Sometimes insurance companies may receive the wrong information about your pay, or miscalculate the amount you are owed, which will complicate matters further. Hiring an attorney can help you navigate the strenuous process of having an insurance company correct their mistake. They can help you receive back pay, the missing amount you are owed, and any additional penalties that are imposed on the insurance company.
Receiving the correct Workers’ Compensation benefits can be a stressful and difficult time for you and your family. Sometimes, mistakes are made, and your employer’s insurance company may not pay you correctly or on time, making an arduous time even worse. If you find yourself in this situation, contact the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Gross & Kenny, LLP. Call us today at 267-589-0090 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania.