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Our Contingency Fee Policy For Injury Cases

We have a contingency fee agreement with all of our Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury clients. Our fee is based on a percentage of what we obtain for you, and we will not charge you any fee unless and until we settle your case, prevent the loss of your benefits or obtain benefits for you. 

We Represent Injured Workers in Chester, PA

Are you an injured worker in Chester, PA struggling to navigate the complex world of workers’ compensation? Look no further than the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello. With years of experience and a track record of success, Attorney Deborah M. Truscello is committed to fighting for your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment. It serves as a safety net, ensuring that injured workers get the compensation they deserve without having to navigate the intricacies of personal injury cases. However, the process can often be complicated and bureaucratic, creating a need for legal expertise. At the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello, we guide you through this complex process, providing the knowledge and dedication needed to ensure that your rights are protected.

Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation System

In Pennsylvania, the Workers’ Compensation Act provides for your medical expenses and, in the event you are unable to work, wage-loss compensation benefits until you’re able to return to your job. Should you suffer a severe disability that prevents you from returning to your previous employment, you might be entitled to receive specific loss benefits. These compensation benefits are provided without regard to who was at fault for the job-related injury.

Navigating the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system can be a complex task. There are specific procedures and deadlines you must adhere to when reporting your workplace injury and claiming benefits. Failure to meet these requirements could jeopardize your eligibility to receive compensation. It’s also important to note that employers and insurance companies may dispute your claim, making it crucial to have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer like Deborah M. Truscello on your side. With a deep understanding of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, she can ensure your rights are protected and your claims are properly presented.

Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation

To be eligible for workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania, there are certain requirements that must be met:

  1. The person making the claim must be an employee of a company that has workers’ compensation insurance. Independent contractors or volunteers typically do not qualify.

  2. The injury or illness must be work-related. This means it must have occurred while you were doing something on behalf of your employer or during your employment. It’s important to note that even if the injury did not happen within the workplace, as long as it is work-related, you might still be eligible for compensation.

  3. There are also strict deadlines for reporting the injury and filing a claim. In Pennsylvania, you must notify your employer about the injury within 21 days of its occurrence. However, you have up to three years to file a workers’ comp claim.

These requirements underscore the importance of legal guidance when dealing with a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case, to ensure all conditions are met and your rights are fully protected.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In the state of Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation benefits serve as a financial safety net for employees who suffer from workplace injuries or illnesses. These benefits are designed to cover lost wages, medical bills, and to provide compensation for permanent injuries. Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law ensures that workers receive approximately two-thirds of their salary for total disability, up to a legislated maximum amount, with no limit to the payment period. Notably, these wage-loss benefits are tax-free, providing workers with a form of economic stability during their recovery.

Another critical aspect of the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits is the provision for total disability. This is provided for as long as an employee is medically certified as unable to return to their previous role due to the work-related injury or disease. There are three scenarios where an employee is no longer eligible for these benefits:

  1. Complete medical recovery with no restrictions, as determined by a signed agreement or a Workers’ Compensation Judge’s decision.

  2. Actual return to full, pre-injury employment.

  3. The employee is medically able to perform other employment, which is currently available to them with no loss in earnings.

These provisions ensure that employees are sufficiently protected and compensated while they navigate their path to recovery.

In the unfortunate event that an employee suffers a severe injury, leading to permanent disability or death, additional benefits may be payable. These include specific loss benefits for the loss of body parts or functions, as well as death benefits for the deceased’s dependents.

At the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello, we understand that navigating the claims process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be overwhelming for injured workers. That’s why we are dedicated to providing trustworthy, tenacious, and tested legal representation for our clients. Our workers’ compensation lawyer has extensive experience in handling workers’ compensation cases and will work diligently to ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.

Common Reasons For Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials

While the workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania are meant to provide much-needed financial support for injured workers, unfortunately, not all claims are approved. Some of the common reasons for claim denials include:

  • Missing deadlines: It is crucial to report a work-related injury or illness within 21 days to be eligible for benefits.

  • Failure to seek medical treatment: If an employee does not seek medical treatment for their work-related injury or illness, the insurance company may deny the claim.

  • Pre-existing conditions: The insurance company may argue that an employee’s injury or illness is related to a pre-existing condition rather than to their job. However, if the work environment worsens the pre-existing condition, it can still be considered a valid workers’ compensation claim.

  • Lack of evidence: The burden of proof falls on the employee to show that their injury or illness is work-related. If there is insufficient evidence, the claim may be denied.

If your workers’ comp claim has been denied for any reason, it’s essential to seek legal representation immediately. At the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello, we have a deep understanding of the workers’ compensation laws in Pennsylvania and can help you appeal a denied claim. We will work tirelessly to gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your best interests in any hearings or trials.

What To Do If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, don’t panic. The first step you should take is to contact a knowledgeable and experienced workers’ compensation attorney like Deborah M. Truscello. They will review your case and determine the best course of action for appealing the denial.

It’s also crucial to act quickly, as there are strict time limits for appealing a denied claim. In Pennsylvania, you have 20 days from the date of the denial to file an appeal with the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. If you miss this deadline, your right to appeal may be forfeited.

Having an aggressive workers’ compensation lawyer on your side during this process can greatly increase your chances of a successful appeal. At the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello, we have a track record of successfully appealing denied workers’ compensation claims and will fight for your rights to receive the benefits you deserve.

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Trustworthy, Tenacious, Tested & True


At the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello, we pride ourselves on our values of trustworthiness, tenacity, and being tested and true. We understand that navigating the workers’ compensation system can be daunting and overwhelming for injured workers. That’s why we make it our mission to provide trustworthy and reliable legal services, while also being tenacious in fighting for your rights. Our track record of successful cases speaks to the fact that we are tested and true in our commitment to our clients.

How The Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Can Help With Your Workers' Compensation Claim

At the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello, we understand that suffering a work-related injury or illness can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. That’s why we are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation for workers’ compensation cases.

Our team has over 25 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania, and we have a deep understanding of the intricacies and complexities of Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected, and you receive the benefits you are entitled to.

Don’t navigate the workers’ compensation process alone. Let Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney Deborah M. Truscello and her team guide you through this challenging time and help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help with your workers’ compensation claim. Trust in our trustworthy, tenacious, and tested legal representation – that’s The Truscello Way.

Get a Free Consultation from a Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello

If you or a loved one have been injured in a work-related accident or have developed an occupational illness, don’t hesitate to seek legal representation immediately. The Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello is here to help. We offer free consultations for workers’ compensation cases and handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning there are no upfront costs – we only get paid if you win your case. Contact our law practice today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help with your workers’ compensation claim.

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From our office located in Media, PA we serve the surrounding areas of

  • Bucks County
  • Chester County
  • Delaware County
  • Montgomery County
  • Philadelphia County
Including but not limited to
  • Allentown
  • Lancaster
  • Reading
  • West Chester

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