Krasno Law: Reading Workers' Compensation Lawyers
If you sustained a work-related injury, you have a legal right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. According to PA law, employers are liable for work-related injuries their employees sustain. However, filing and winning a claim is not as easy as it sounds.
Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo has a team of experienced attorneys that can help with workers’ compensation claims for work-related injuries and occupational diseases.
Our law firm’s practice areas include workers’ compensation claims and Social Security Disability claims.
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Working In Reading, PA
The city of Reading, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, is the main city of the Greater Reading Area. It is the fifth largest city in Pennsylvania after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie, respectively. Reading saw a very early economic boom and growth in its population, and reached about 120,000 residents by the 1930s. This number started to decline, however, and has finally started to increase again with the population currently sitting at about 88,000 residents.
Reading was established in 1748 by Richard and Thomas Penn, the sons of William Penn, who is well known for founding Pennsylvania. Located in Berks County, Reading is seated halfway in between the cities of Philadelphia and Harrisburg. This has placed Reading directly in the middle of a major transportation and trade route, which inspired the name for Reading Railroad. The construction of the railroad has been regarded of one of the greatest developmental factors for the entire Berks county, and is commonly known as one of four iconic railroads from the board game Monopoly.
What Industries Dominate the Reading Landscape?
With a very rich history, Reading has been a prime location for many events throughout the years, especially when it comes to war. The city held military bases during the French and Indian wars by utilizing the Blue Mountains. Reading became a hub in the iron industry had an iron production that actually exceeded that of England, and helped to supply troops with cannons, rifles, and ammunition during the Revolutionary War. Reading also played a crucial role in both the Civil War and World War II.
Reading became home to the first Amish community in the New World and the Pennsylvania German dialect was commonly spoken in the area through the 1950s. The city was one of the first where outlet shopping became part of a tourist industry and is well-known for its pretzels. Reading is home to many businesses such as Reading Hospital, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading School District, Boscov’s and Penske Truck Leasing. With over 125 miles of trails, Reading has also recently become a destination for cyclists and is planning on building an indoor velodrome.
Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: FAQ
What can I get from workers’ compensation benefits?
Workers’ compensation benefits include wage loss benefits, settlement of medical expenses, permanent injury benefits, and potentially more.
The compensation, among many factors, depends on the extent of your injury. If you require a recovery period, you have the right to wage loss benefits and settlement of your medical bills.
You can also receive permanent injury benefits and Social Security Disability benefits if the injury prevents you from working.
How long will I wait for my benefits?
After filing a notice of injury, there is a 21- to 28-day waiting period for workers’ compensation claim approval. However, workers’ compensation insurance companies may file for a 90-day extension to investigate your claim.
A workers’ compensation case can take 16 to 18 months to be resolved. Obtaining legal advice from an experienced attorney helps expedite this process.
Why hire a workers’ compensation attorney?
Getting approval for a workers’ compensation claim can be stressful. You may encounter delays, changes, and denials. Our lawyers have extensive experience in winning workers’ compensation cases and appeals – we’ll walk you through every step of the process.
We’ll listen, understand your needs and execute our legal expertise to get your life back on track.
Do union members have a right to workers’ compensation benefits?
Union members have a legal right to receive workers’ compensation benefits on top of the union benefits. We can help you by thoroughly reviewing your union contract and calculating your claim’s total value.
Some union members may think their workers’ compensation claims can be approved faster. However, the workers’ compensation system is the same for union and non-union workers.
How can I apply for workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania?
When you get injured in the workplace, notify your employer immediately, and get medical treatment.
You can file a workers’ compensation claim with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry within 120 days after sustaining the work-related injury. You must complete all the required forms before filing the claim.
Who You Are:
You’re from Reading! You are tough, hardworking and independent. People don’t mess around over here; a works hard, plays hard mentality is part of your DNA. Even the hardest, most diligent of workers can get hurt at work. If that happens, you need to reach out and talk about your options in possibly receiving workers’ compensation.
Who We Are:
We are Reading’s premier Workers’ Compensation law firm. Readingworks hard, and we work even harder to protect them and get them the compensation they deserve after getting hurt on the job.
There is never a fee for advice or a consultation. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we do not charge you a fee, until we win your case. Contact us today for a consultation.
What We Can Do for You:
If you work in the service or retail industry, work accidents are known to happen all too often. Whether it’s getting hurt on the job operating a Hoyer Lift, slipping and falling while helping a patient, or finding yourself in the middle of an industrial accident, we have you covered. Even lighter duty jobs such as typing still pose threats of diseases such as carpal tunnel! Remember, the law falls on your side during times like these.
Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo is Pennsylvania’s leading workers’ compensation law firm and is ready to help you. Founded in 1936, we have the experience to help you and encourage you to share your story. If you or someone you know needs help finding a workers’ compensation attorney, look no further. Give us a call at 610-463-0280 or send us a message here to obtain a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
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Winning a workers’ compensation case on your own is not easy. Our Reading workers’ compensation lawyers will help with your legal issues, give you valuable legal advice, and help you win your well-deserved benefits.
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