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Shippensburg Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Representing Injured Workers in Pennsylvania
You put a lot of time, energy, and hard work into your job. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you deserve to be treated with respect and to receive the benefits you are entitled to under the law. If your employer is giving you a hard time or you are having trouble obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, seek legal representation from the Shippensburg workers’ compensation attorneys at Metzger Wickersham.
Since 1888, our firm has been representing Pennsylvanians in need of effective and competent legal services. With over 130 years of experience, we are prepared to handle your workers’ compensation and to achieve the favorable resolution you are seeking.
Get in touch with us today by calling (888) 286-2850 or contacting us online. Your initial consultation is completely free.
What to Do if You Have Been Injured
In the aftermath of an injury, you may be unsure who to turn to or what your first steps should be. The most important thing you can do is to follow the proper protocol and to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
We recommend that you:
- Immediately report the incident to your boss or supervisor, preferably in writing so that there is documented evidence of the report
- Seek medical attention from a trained professional who can accurately diagnose the extent of your injuries
- Complete a workers’ compensation claim with your employer
- Consult with an attorney
Your employer’s insurance company will review the claim and either accept or deny it. At every stage of the process, it is helpful to have a skilled Shippensburg workers’ compensation attorney by your side. Our attorneys can ensure that your rights are being protected and that all paperwork is completed properly.
Appealing a Decision
If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits for any reason, you have the right to appeal the decision. You have 20 days from the day your written decision is issued to file an appeal with the PA Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. If you disagree with the Appeal Board’s decision you can work your way up and appeal to the PA Commonwealth Court, and finally, if necessary the PA Supreme Court. Metzger Wickersham can help you through the appeal process and ensure that the strongest case possible is presented on your behalf.
Contact our team at (888) 286-2850 if you need help from a skilled workers’ compensation attorney in Shippensburg.