The Next Step is to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim Petition
If you believe your workers’ compensation claim was wrongly denied you may file a Claim Petition with the Pennsylvania Bureau of workers’ compensation. You have 3 years from the date of your injury to file your petition but you want to get it filed as soon as possible. Getting benefits is already going to be delayed and the court process does not go quickly.
Once your petition is filed, a judge will then review the evidence of your injury and decide if you should receive benefits. If the judge rules against you, you can still appeal the decision 3 more times but the reality is that the more times your claim is denied the less likely you will receive benefits.
That is why it is so important that your Claim Petition specifically responds to the reasons your claim was originally denied and you can show convincing evidence that will cause a workers’ compensation judge (WCJ) to rule in your favor.
File an Appeal With the Commonwealth Court
Should the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board deny your appeal, you have 30 days to file an appeal with the Commonwealth Court. The court will examine the evidence presented by both sides in the case and then issue a ruling in writing. Should the Commonwealth Court deny your appeal, you have one avenue remaining to appeal the original decision of the judge: the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. You have a period of 30 days to file an appeal with the Supreme Court.
Why You Want Our Help
Gross & Kenny, LLP, is a firm dedicated to helping injured workers get the compensation they need to treat their injuries and make up for their lost wages. Our Philadelphia workers’ compensation petition lawyers are certified specialists who successfully obtain benefits on behalf of our clients.
From the time we take over your claim, we handle everything for you. We evaluate your claim and make sure we get the evidence necessary to get your benefits granted. We are there when you need us. If you call we will get back to you the same day. And if you don’t get compensated, then we don’t get compensated. Click here to contact us for a free consultation or call our office today at 215-512-1500.
If you have questions about your workers’ compensation rights in Pennsylvania or would like to avoid your initial claim being denied, contact a Philadelphia workers’ compensation claim petition attorney from Gross & Kenny, LLP, today for legal representation.