No Recovery, No Fee!
Serving Lancaster, PA, and the surrounding areas since 2002, Crystle-Allen Law, LLC provides experienced legal representation in workers’ compensation cases.
Have you been injured at work?
We have a long track record of success representing clients who are victims of work-related accidents. We will guide you through the process and handle every aspect of your workers’ compensation case.
When you suffer an injury at work, it can usually be one of two types: there are episodic injuries, which occur at one place in time and of which you are immediately aware because you feel pain. There is, however, another type of injury that occurs at work that can be attributed to poor working conditions, enforced repetitive motion tasks, or hazardous conditions on the job. Our attorneys have the experience to assess your injury, its relation to your working conditions, and the potential future impact on your quality of life. If you feel you may have been injured due to an episodic event, poor working conditions or repetitive motion, contact us.
Our workers’ compensation services include:
- Understanding your rights
- Filing a claim on your behalf
- Guiding you through the workers’ compensation process so that you can focus on your recovery
- Litigation and negotiation with insurance companies
- Negotiation with insurance companies – including for lump sum settlements and payment for lost wages and medical bills
- No recovery — no fee
- Home or hospital consultations are available if a client is physically unable to visit us in our offices.
Contact us today at 717-393-0600, or email us. Se Habla Español.
How Do I Choose the Right Workers' Compensation Lawyer?
When you are struggling with a workers' compensation issue, it is essential to have the right law firm on your side. You want a team that is focused on you: your case, your needs, and your rights. You want experience on your side with lawyers who have successfully recovered all the funds their clients are due. Ultimately, you want someone who is capable of fighting on your behalf and making sure you get the medical benefits and lost wages you deserve.
Our lawyers at Crystle-Allen Law, LLC are experienced in handling workers' compensation cases in Lancaster County. From episodic injuries to chronic injury due to hazardous working conditions, we make sure you recover all the funds you deserve. We will take care of the entire workers' compensation process, including negotiating with the insurance company, so you can focus on recovering back to full health. And if we don’t get a recovery, there's no fee! Call us today at 717-393-0600; the sooner you call, the more we can help.
What Should I Do If I Am Hurt at Work?
You should immediately report your injury to your supervisor in charge and / or human relations or resource department. You should then seek medical treatment and follow your treating physician’s recommendations for care and work-related restrictions. You must provide a copy of your work restrictions to your employer.
What Rights Do I Have Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act?
Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, workers injured on the job or having an occupational disease are entitled to weekly compensation benefits if disabled and reasonable, necessary, and causally related medical expenses and / or death benefits and burial expenses in the event of death.
Can I Sue My Employer for Pain and Suffering When I Suffer a Work-Related Injury?
No. When an employee is injured on the job, the injured worker is limited to workers' compensation benefits. Workers' compensation benefits provide for the payment of medical bills for the treatment of the work injury and a weekly disability benefit for those time periods that an injured worker is unable to work. Under some circumstances, you may be able to sue another party. If you are already receiving workers' compensation benefits and the insurance company is trying to stop or modify your benefits or if you have been denied benefits to which you feel you are entitled, contact our attorneys, who are experienced in handling workers' compensation cases.
Can You Tell Me What My Case Is Worth?
Your case is ultimately worth what we can negotiate with the insurance company or the amount of the cash award granted by a judge. We will review your case in detail to arrive at a figure that we believe the insurance company will pay for your injuries. This is usually dependent upon the type of injury that you have, the type of treatment that you receive, whether or not you make a full recovery, and what your past and future expenses are. All of these factors are important in valuing a case. Remember, at Crystle-Allen Law, LLC, we do not get paid unless you get paid.
Why Do I Need An Attorney?
Just as the insurance company has agents, adjusters, and appraisers representing its interests, you too should have a professional team who is on your side. In addition, our staff of attorneys, case managers, and legal secretaries will take the burden off of your shoulders so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Ultimately, we will fight to see that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Should I Speak With Anyone From the Insurance Company or Sign Any Documents They Give to Me?
No. You should only give statements to an insurance adjuster or sign releases for an insurance company after you have spoken with a qualified personal injury trial lawyer. Unfortunately, if you say the wrong thing or give the wrong information to an insurance company it can, and likely will, be used against you in the future.
What If My Work Accident and Injury Are My Fault?
Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, you may still have a right to recover if the accident is your fault. To understand your rights more fully, contact Crystle-Allen Law, LLC.
How Do I Know If I Should Settle My Workers' Compensation Case?
Settlement is the means to secure your benefits in a lump sum. The means by which a settlement occurs is called a compromise and release agreement. The means to accomplish a compromise and release agreement was established in 1996 when Governor Ridge passed an amendment to the then existing Workers' Compensation Act, known as Act 57. Act 57 allowed injured workers and employers along with their insurance carrier to settle cases pursuant to a compromise and release agreement. Injured workers are able to settle future and past wage loss claims as well as past and future medical claims. The settlement amount depends on the facts of your individual case, including your average weekly wage and workers compensation benefit amount as well as your level of disability. An experienced attorney will be able to provide guidance on a settlement, and it is wise to talk to an attorney in advance of entering into any settlement.
Is There a Fee to Consult With an Attorney About My Case?
No. At Crystle-Allen Law, LLC, we provide a free consultation. This can be done either by telephone or in person depending on the circumstances. We will review your case without any charge to you and advise you if we feel that we can represent you and pursue a case on your behalf. If we decide that there is a case and you wish to pursue it, we will then move forward on a contingency fee basis.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Awarded to Minor Children
Our clients were two teenage children who resided with their mother and a man who suffered brain injury and was killed on his job in a tragic construction accident. Before the Workers’ Compensation Judge we were able to prove that the children were eligible dependents of the deceased man (that he stood in loco parentis, or in the place of the parent), thereby entitling them to workers’ compensation death benefits until they reached the age of majority.
The employer and its insurance company appealed the matter to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, and the Judge’s decision was reversed. We then appealed to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth Court reversed the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and reinstated the Judge’s decision granting benefits to the children.
Although the employer and its insurance company appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, we opposed the appeal and the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal, thereby allowing the decisions of the Workers’ Compensation Judge and the Commonwealth Court to stand.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Medical and Wages for Mental and Physical Injuries in Excess of $650,000
Our client was a woman who suffered work-related physical and mental injuries. We were able to prove through the presentation of extensive medical evidence that our client suffered mental injuries from threats at the workplace and that she suffered physical injuries from an assault that occurred at her home but was nevertheless related to her employment. The Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ) awarded benefits back to the point when the claimant stopped working, plus 10% interest.
The employer and its insurance company appealed to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB) and refused to pay the claimant in violation of the orders of the WCJ and the WCAB. We successfully pursued a penalty petition for the failure to pay in a timely manner, and an additional 15% was awarded.
The case was litigated for several years and ultimately settled. The claimant had received over $570,000 in wage benefits and over $95,000 in medical benefits, and the insurance company remains responsible for the payment of ongoing medical expenses.
Contact Crystle-Allen Law, LLC today at 717-393-0600, or contact us by email at email@example.com
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