Attorneys Representing People Hurt on the Job
Rothman Gordon’s Workers’ Compensation attorneys will guide you through the steps you must follow to protect your right to recover Workers’ Compensation benefits. Workers are normally entitled to benefits for any job related accident or illness, even if their own carelessness caused the accident or illness, and even if the employer was not at fault.
Failure to report the accident or injury within 21 days from the date of the accident or injury may result in loss of part of your compensation. Failure to report your accident or injury within 120 days from the date of the accident or injury will result in loss of eligibility, so it is important to report your accident and consult with a worker’s compensation attorney as soon as possible.
If your employer or its carrier contests or denies your claim, you should receive from them a Notice of Workers’ Compensation Denial. Take this Denial to your lawyer at once.
If all disability caused by your work-related injury has ceased, there is no right to continued benefits. If your incapacity has lessened, you may be able to return to light duty work; likely, your employer or employer’s insurer may attempt to modify (reduce) your benefits by means of a Petition for Modification. You should consult with your attorney if you receive a modification notice. You should never sign a document called a “Final Receipt” without thoroughly discussing the situation with your lawyer, as it will terminate your benefits.
We are pleased to make available online our Workers' Compensation and Accident Handbook. This can answer many of your initial questions. You can then contact our office to speak with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys by calling (412) 338-1153 or contact us.