My Office Represents Injured Employees in Pennsylvania

I have successfully represented injured workers in the Hazleton area for over 3 decades

When you become injured or ill during the normal course of your employment, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Most employers are mandated by state law to carry this no-fault insurance program, which provides employees with benefits that cover medical costs, lost wages, and rehabilitation expenses when an on-the-job injury prevents them from performing their normal work duties.  I help workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained on the job by assisting with applications and appealing denials. I am committed to helping you get the payments you need when you need them.

 My office will fight for the benefits you deserve.  Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation law is complex and you need the experience I offer

While workers' compensation benefits are provided by employers' insurance companies, those benefits are mandated by state law, with some exceptions that may depend on the company's size, type of business, and work done by employees. While benefits vary by jurisdiction, they most often cover:

  • Medical, hospital and rehabilitation expenses
  • A percentage of lost wages
  • Compensation for permanent disability and specific loss
  • Costs of retraining
  • Dependents’ recovery for a worker’s death

It's important to notify your employer as soon as possible after you've sustained an on-the-job injury. Neglecting to do so could affect your ability to claim the benefits you deserve.

Time limits under Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation law may impact your right to make a claim, do not delay in contacting my office if you are hurt or have questions. 

The companies who underwrite workers' comp policies are like all insurance carriers: their goal is to limit liability and pay as little as possible in claim benefits. That's why it's essential you're represented by an experienced workers' comp attorney who knows the laws governing workers' comp in Pennsylvania and can help you appeal a denied claim for workers' comp. You have a limited time to appeal the decision, so it's important to seek help as soon as possible. I will investigate the reasons for your denial and guide you through the often complicated process of appealing the decision, which may involve appearing with you at hearings before the state's workers' compensation board.

Third-party claims

If you are eligible for benefits under the workers' compensation system, you cannot file a separate negligence action against your employer. Workers' compensation coverage reimburses victims for medical costs, lost wages and rehabilitation expenses. It does not pay for other types of damages available in personal injury actions, such as compensation for pain and suffering. When you believe that someone besides your employer bears some fault for your work-related injury, such as the manufacturer in a defective product case, I can advise whether you may have a third-party claim that will allow you to seek damages in addition to your workers' comp benefits.

Contact Attorney Peter O'Donnell 

Contact me,  Attorney Peter O'Donnell  at 570-501-3790 to further discuss all your questions related to your  workers' compensation claim.  The consultation is free, so contact me by phone at 570-501-3790 or contact me online.