Helping injured workers in Philadelphia get the benefits they deserve
One unfortunate source of on-the-job injuries is workplace violence. When it does happen, it can leave workers seriously injured and psychologically scarred. Victims of workplace violence in Pennsylvania are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. But the claims process can be difficult to navigate, and claims can be challenged.
That's why it's important to have an experienced workers' compensation lawyer fighting for you when filing a claim for benefits. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia has handled more than one thousand workers' compensation claims in Pennsylvania. We know the obstacles that injured workers can face and how to overcome them.
Violence can happen at any workplace and can take many forms. It may involve:
- Sexual assault
- Assault by a student
- Assault by a customer or patient
- Attack on current employees by a former employee
- Armed robbery
Violence can leave workers with a wide range of physical injuries and emotional trauma. Workers may require surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication to treat physical injuries. They may also experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other severe reactions to the violence. Workers may be unable to return to work for some time.
Standing up for your rights
The workers' compensation system in Pennsylvania is supposed to cover the cost of treatment for workers hurt by violence and provide partial lost wages while they are unable to return to the job. It should be a simple process, but it often becomes extremely complicated.
Employers and insurance companies can dispute claims for workers' compensation benefits, and many times they do. Employers may claim the violence was not work-related. Insurance companies may question the extent of injury and deny treatment. Doctors chosen by the employer may declare employees ready to return to work, even though they are still suffering.
Attorney Richard A. Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law who knows the tactics employers and insurance companies use to minimize benefits, and how to overcome them. That's because he used to represent insurance companies in workers' compensation claims. Now he uses his knowledge and experience on behalf of injured workers, to help them get the benefits they deserve.
Our law firm can help you with your claim from start to finish. We can help you file an initial claim, providing you with the supporting documentation and evidence you need. And if your claim is denied, attorney Jaffe can build a strong case and provide aggressive representation at every step of the appeals process.
If you were injured as a result of workplace violence, take steps to protect your rights. Schedule a free consultation by calling 866-800-3332, or contact us online.