Pittsburgh Workers' Comp Lawyers
The Pittsburgh workers’ compensation lawyers of Rudberg Law Offices, LLC handle workers’ comp claims, filing petitions to obtain the compensation and benefits due injured workers. Too often employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies deny injured workers the wage loss and medical benefits due them as a result of suffering a work injury during the course and scope of their employment. Our workers’ comp lawyers in Pittsburgh fight to force employers and insurance carriers to be responsible and pay the benefits injured workers are entitled to under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
If you are injured on the job and as a result of your injury, you are losing wages and need medical treatment, the Workers’ Compensation Act requires your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier to pay your lost wages and to pay for your medical treatment related to your injury. You are entitled to these types of benefits regardless of who is at fault for your injury.
Every employee who has been injured at work or who has a particular medical condition caused or aggravated by his or her job duties, must tell their employer that their medical condition is due to their job activities. Employees must give this “notice” to their employer within 120 days of sustaining the injury or within 120 days of learning that their condition is related to their work activities. Once the employer is given this notice, the employer and its insurance carrier have 21 days to let the employee know whether the injury is accepted as work-related. If the employer or the insurance carrier does not issue a document properly recognizing the employee’s injury as work-related, the employee must file a workers' comp claim petition with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation within three years of the date of injury.
Contact Rudberg Law Offices, LLC of Pittsburgh for a free consultation regarding your questions about workers’ compensation claims. Call us toll free today at 1.866.306.2667, or complete our quick contact form and a worker compensation lawyer in Pittsburgh will respond to you promptly.