When you’ve been injured on the job in Pennsylvania, the last thing you intend to deal with is denial of workers’ compensation benefits. It seems clear that any injury or illness that occurs on the job should be covered by workers’ compensation benefits, however, many Pennsylvanians struggle with these denials each day.
Many Pennsylvanians are being treated for a multitude of conditions including arthritis, diabetes and asthma. While they may have had these conditions before a workplace accident or illness, it does not prevent them from being eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. It takes an experienced medical provider to be able to separate the pre-existing condition from the current illness or injury to substantiate your claim.
It is not a rare occurrence for a company to hire a private investigator to trail injured employees. Unfortunately, surveillance video can be taken out of context to try and prove that the individual’s injury is not real and that the victim is not suffering. It’s important to note that just because you can go grocery shopping, that does not necessarily mean you can work a full time job. It takes an experienced attorney to understand when this surveillance could be used against you and prevent it from adversely affecting your potential for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.
Severity of Injury
Sadly, sometimes doctors for a company could deny your claim that your injury proves to be severe enough to keep you out of work. This is a time where legal representation and knowledge of the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system can be powerful allies. Knowing how to explain your injuries and ailments and how they affect your ability to work can go miles in substantiating your claim.
Workers’ compensation denials can occur due to many different reasons. It’s important to know you don’t have to go alone through this process and you don’t have to wait to be denied benefits before you hire an attorney. Our experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help you at any stage of benefits application. Call us today at 888-807-WORK (9675) for a FREE consultation to discuss your rights and next steps.