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Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Erie, PA
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All employers in Pennsylvania are required to have PA Workers’ Compensation Insurance coverage. If a work-related injury occurs during employment, the workers' comp insurance coverage ensures that the workers’ medical bills related to the workplace injury are paid for and that the employee is paid any lost wages the work-related injury causes. Attorney Joseph Vendetti is an experienced PA workers' compensation lawyer in Erie, PA. 

If you are an injured worker, do not try to deal with the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carrier on your own. The Workers’ Compensation Act is very complex and the insurance company adjusters know how to use the Act to stop your benefits. Attorney Vendetti will ensure you receive all the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to by law.

As your personal workers' comp lawyer in Erie, PA, Attorney Joseph Vendetti will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your workplace injury case. Let Attorney Vendetti help you make your case today.


When is litigation necessary for a workers' compensation injury?

If a claimant is receiving benefits from an insurance carrier, in all probability the insurance carrier will at some point try to stop or reduce the claimant's benefits. This can be done by it simply issuing a Notice that it is changing the benefits or by Agreement with the claimant, or through litigation through filing a petition with the Court. IF you receive any document from the insurer it is within your best interests to have it reviewed by an attorney to make sure how it will affect your benefits. If the insurer is doing nothing wrong, then there is no need to challenge the document so there is no fee. But if the document is wrong, the document should be challenged. Only an attorney has the knowhow necessary to preserve your benefits. 

I was injured while at work, but my claim has been denied or my employer refuses to report my injury. Can I still receive benefits under the Act?

Yes. You must file a Claim Petition with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. First you must report your injury within 120 days of your injury, unless your injury is from repetitive use of a body part, then it is 120 days from the date you last worked. If you reported your injury you have 3 years to file a claim petition from the date of your injury. Attorney Vendetti has represented many claimants who needed to file claim petitions. Attorney Vendetti charges no fee unless he wins your claim petition. Therefore, there is no risk in you calling Attorney Vendetti for your free meeting today.

Does the workers' comp attorney I choose matter?

Yes. Not all attorneys are experienced in workers’ compensation law. The PA Workers’ Compensation Act is very complex, with many pitfalls for an injured worker who is not represented. Attorney Vendetti has represented many injured workers, and knows the Act very well. He does not treat his clients as numbers or dollar amounts as larger firms may, but is accessible, and regularly available to directly speak to his clients. Choosing the wrong attorney who does not know the Act well, or does not have the time to speak to his clients could result in you receiving fewer benefits than you are entitled, or no benefits at all. Call Attorney Vendetti today for your free meeting.

I am receiving workers’ compensation benefits now. Should I have an attorney in Erie, PA and what are the fees?

Yes, you should be represented by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Attorney Vendetti gives free consultations and legal advice as a lawyer in Erie, PA. He works on a contingent fee basis, which means that he will receive a percentage of your benefits only if litigation is necessary to protect your benefits. He will review your claim for free, review all documents and make sure you are receiving the benefits you should be by law. There is no fee for this. Attorney Vendetti will monitor your claim, and there is no fee until litigation is necessary to protect your benefits. 

Why do I need an attorney if I have an accepted work injury, and I am currently receiving benefits?

The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act is an extremely complicated law. Insurance companies know this Act very well, and how to take advantage of injured workers who are not represented by an attorney. There are certain documents that if filled out wrong, or that are signed will end a claimant's benefits even though benefits should not be ended. Having an attorney experienced in workers' compensation law and personal injury law will ensure that you receive all the benefits and money you are entitled to under the law. It puts you on an even playing field with the insurance companies. 

If my work injury was denied by the insurance company, but I believe I suffered a work injury, should I still call an attorney?

Absolutely! Many times an insurance company will deny a claim because they know a claimant will simply not pursue the claim and they avoid paying benefits. Once again, my consultations are free, so if you think you suffered an injury but are not receiving benefits it is important for you to call me as there are time limits for filing a claim.

Client Testimonials
Jon needed his wage loss benefits to support himself and Attorney Joseph P. Vendetti was able to help Jon preserve his workers' compensation benefits.
Erie, PA
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