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Understanding Workers’ Compensation Cases

Injuries in the workplace can be devastating. Besides the pain and distress you experience in the moment, you may need to find other means of employment due to disability. Sometimes, disabilities acquired from preventable accidents at work may rule out typical employment opportunities altogether. A physical injury can quickly turn into an overwhelming emotional and financial setback.

We at Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys work around the clock to ensure that our clients get the compensation that they deserve. Our legal team can help you with everything from medical malpractice and nursing home neglect to automobile accidents and product liability. As personal injury lawyers in Berks County and the surrounding areas, we have represented countless clients in workers’ compensation cases.

Most people have just a passing familiarity with how workers’ compensation cases proceed and eventually resolve. As in most states, a judge presiding over such a case must establish a number of key factors:

  • The authenticity of the claimant’s injury
  • The extent of the injury and any resulting disabilities
  • Whether or not the claimant has recuperated
  • The impact of the injury on the claimant’s ability to work
  • Whether medical treatment or rehabilitation is needed
  • The authenticity of the evidence presented by both parties

After the judge reviews all of these details and the testimonies provided by each party involved, they make a decision based on the credibility of all the evidence presented. After the verdict is given, both parties have the opportunity to make an appeal to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, which will issue a final decision. If the judge rules the injured party’s claim to be credible, he or she may then award compensation.

If hired for a workers’ compensation case, an attorney typically fulfills several different roles. While they will always serve as a resource for current workers’ compensation laws, they may also gather evidence and medical records, take depositions, undertake legal research, draft motions, pleadings, other legal documents and litigate the case before the judge. In most cases, both the claimant and the defendant will be represented by attorneys experienced with workers’ compensation law.

At Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys, our legal team strives to make sure that our clients get the compensation they deserve. To schedule a consultation with one of our Berks County injury lawyers, call us today at 610-370-6700.

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