Jenkintown, PA (PRWEB) June 02, 2015
What happens when one is injured at work? Most people don’t think about how to report an injury or how to apply for workers’ compensation until we’ve been hurt. However, it can be hard to research benefits, track down forms, and get medical documentation when in pain or recovering from a serious injury.
Shor & Levin P.C. (http://www.bulldoglawyers.com/ ), a law firm which represents injured Pennsylvania workers, has created The Book on Comp: A Guide to PA Workers’ Compensation to help injured workers navigate the Pennsylvania Worker’s compensation process. The easy-to-read book answers common questions about the workers comp application process and the barriers an employee may face while applying for benefits.
While Workers’ Compensation is available to most seriously injured workers in Pennsylvania, many employers will discourage employees from applying for benefits. Those who do apply find that the application process is complicated and time consuming. According to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, 2,385 injured workers applied for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in the past year. More than half of these claims were denied. Co-author, Attorney Larry Levin says, “In most of these cases, the worker was eligible for benefits, but did not how to navigate insurance company bureaucracy. The Book on Comp was written to help even the playing field. This book is designed to help you, the injured worker, understand your rights and ALL the benefits you are entitled to. The book is available for free because we want to make sure this information is available to everyone.”
Larry Levin has dedicated his practice to workplace injury issues since 1971. He is known for his unwavering commitment to helping injury victims cut through red tape and get the compensation they need to recover from their injuries – both physically and financially.
The Book on Comp: A Guide to PA Workers’ Compensation was first published in 2010. The first version of the book has helped over 10,000 Pennsylvanians learn about their rights after an on-the-job injury. This year, the book is being updated to reflect recent changes in the Pennsylvania workplace. The revised version will include expanded coverage of the rights of workers who are exposed to hazardous substances while at work. There is no charge for the book. It is available to anyone who has questions about workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania.
To request a complimentary copy of the book, please visit, http://bit.ly/1ExSEnM. A hard copy is available at no charge upon request.
Shor & Levin has also published a free guide to veterans (VA) benefits for soldiers and former soldiers who were injured while on active duty. Injured veterans may contact the law firm to request a complimentary copy.
About Shor & Levin, the Bulldog Lawyers
The Bulldog Lawyers at the law Injured Workers Law Firm have represented Pennsylvania’s injured workers and their families for more than 40 years. In the past three years alone, the law firm has recovered more than $21,000,000 in workers’ compensation settlements and third party settlements. The firm works with all Pennsylvania employees from fracking site workers to medical professionals to factory workers to construction workers and seamen and provides assistance with Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Veterans Assistance and Medicare benefits. Consultations are free and all cases are handled on a contingency basis.