I work for a construction company and demolition company . We were taking down a old building so most of are company trucks were parked in a lot across the street . My foremen had me go get some stuff out of one of the trucks on the way back I was hit by a car . My left leg and left arm were broken I had internal injuries which needed surgery . That was over 2 months ago . The boss's at work are being great but the insurance company is giving me the run around . At first they told me they had to investigate the accident . My boss's told them I was on the clock when it happened but now there saying it's the driver who hit me insurance thats responsible for any payment . none of my hospital bills our doctors bills are being payed . And Iv not been payed any lost wages yet . The doctors are telling me I may be able to go back to work in about 4 months which I can't wait for its driving me nuts not working . I'm really not worried about the lost wages I have money in the bank but there's no way I can pay the hospital bills I spent 3 weeks in the hospital 2 surgery s and 9 days in the ICU . I was hoping not to have to get a lawyer since I will be abl to go back to work soon .
You already know what i’ll tell you - get an attorney immediately. We would file a Claim, and probably a Penalty, Petition to get the benefits you should be getting.
Unfortunately, your desire to avoid hiring a lawyer is unlikely to work to your benefit. The insurance company is skilled in avoiding liability to bills. You need someone experienced with the system to help ensure your rights are protected. Seek a free initial consultation with an experienced Workers' Compensaiton attorney as soon as possible.
I would suggest that you hire a lawyer as soon as possible. This sounds like a solid fact pattern, but if the carrier has not paid by now, I doubt they are going to suddenly change their mind. If you hire a lawyer and bring the matter in front of a judge, their position may change drastically.
Timothy D. Belt, Esquire Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. DISCLAIMER: This post is intended as general information applicable only to the state of Pennsylvania. The information given is based strictly upon the facts provided. This post is not intended to create an attorney client relationship, or to provide any specific guarantee of confidentiality.
Look, you have a solid case. Anyone posting here would be happy to help you with your work injury case. You need help and need to reach out and get it.
Some law firms will handle both your work injury case and the PI case. My form does both as I am sure many firms do. You would be wise to consult with an attorney or firm who can assist you with both cases for ease of representation. Having said that, there are also firms that specialize solely in work injuries or solely in PI cases that would also be able to assist you with each type of case you have.
The big dufference is that you can get paid for pain and suffering in the PI (third party) case, while in the work injury case you can get wage loss benefits and medical benefits only in all likelihood.
Any of the attorneys posting here could assist you in your workers compensation case..
I positively agree and you have a string of good attorneys who already responded. Not only do you have to think about what is happening right now, you have to think about how this is going to effect you long term. Right now, they are apparently not accepting anything at all. If you do not get better or if you develop the types of conditions everyone tends to get after a significant trauma, like some type of arthritis, it may cuts back on you ability to work in you later years. You lose that benefit unless you find a way to maximum the claim now. Obviously you also have current costs and who knows what is needed in the future. Good look either way.
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You need a lawyer NOW. Under Pa law Workers Comp coverage is primary meaning that your employer's Workers Comp insurance has to pay your medical bills and wage loss. You may also have a claim against the driver of the car that hit you. You should see a lawyer for any claim you may have against the driver of the car. The same lawyer may handle both the workers comp claim and the car accident claim. Make sure you contact a qualified personal injury lawyer and workers comp lawyer ASAP.
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