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How Do I Prove My Injuries Are Work Related?

Most work-related injuries are simple to handle. Most of the time, the injured worker does not miss time from work, or only misses the time needed for a trip to the emergency room. The worker gets injured, gets treatment, and returns to work. In those easy cases, there is no need to hire a lawyer. However, in some cases, the best course of action for the injured worker is to hire the best lawyer they can find because either the employer or insurance company is not treating them fairly. Some cases are more complicated, and the employee is seriously injured and will be off work for a long time. If this happens to you, the smartest decision is to not try to handle the case on your own but to hire a skilled lawyer experienced in Workers’ Compensation to help prove your injuries are work related.

Two Main Issues: The Facts of the Accident and the Medical Opinions

There are two main issues in any Workers’ Compensation case: first, what are the facts of the case; second, what do the medical professionals have to say about the nature of the injury.

What are the facts of the case? The facts of the incident are very important. With some cases, it is going to be obvious that the injury happened at work, especially if there are many witnesses. Therefore, having a witness is a big step in proving that the incident occurred at work. Another issue regarding the facts of the case is reporting the incident to your supervisor as soon as it happens. If you wait for days to report it because you did not think the injury was a big deal, it is harder to prove that it happened to work. In many instances, employees are pressured not to report work injuries because of offered quarterly bonuses, for example, tied to the reporting of no injuries. The smart thing to do is to make sure to report the injury, especially if you need medical treatment. Make sure your supervisor or human resources person fills out the proper injury report forms and that those forms are submitted to the Workers’ Compensation insurance company.

What do the doctors say? Not only do you need witnesses or some way to prove the injury happened while at work, but also you need a medical doctor to support the injury. It is important that you see a doctor as soon after a work injury as possible. The doctor must give a medical opinion on the injury and give an opinion as to the cause. Usually, this is accomplished in the normal way doctors examine patients: get a history from the employee and provide a diagnosis for the injury. Also, the doctor will give a note to take the employee off work, if necessary. Without a doctor’s opinion on these issues, it is going to be hard to prove your Workers’ Compensation claim.

Media Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Can Help Win the Benefits Owed to You

If you have been injured at work and are having problems with your Workers’ Compensation claim, you do not have to rely on what the insurance adjuster and employer are telling you. Reach out to the Media Workers’ Compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello to give you real, honest advice on your claim. Learn more at a free consultation by filling out an online registration form or calling (610) 892-4940 . Our office is in Media, Pennsylvania. We represent clients in Media, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster, Montgomery County, Norristown, Philadelphia, Reading, West Chester, and throughout Pennsylvania.

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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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Reasonable Rates & Fees

For Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases, we have a contingency fee based on a percentage of what we obtain for you. 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. 

For Family Law clients, we understand that financial difficulties often accompany divorce and other family law issues. Ask us about our reasonable and competitive hourly rates for your situation. 

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Why Clients Choose Deborah

Heather A
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
Daveen Carpenter
Deborah's team went above and beyond to get my case settled quickly. I am forever grateful
Rebecca Porter
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
Jackson Jones
Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
I am a client of Deborah Truscello and also a woman of color. Deborah Truscello is not a bigot nor is she a racist. I hired Ms. Truscello back in 2016 for a very nasty custody case against a crazy man who has a history of dragging all his children through the court system. Ms. Truscello has been nothing but professional and well organized. She is very reliable and always available. I could contact her any time of the day or night and she is always responsive to my text messages, calls, and emails. If you are considering hiring her as your attorney I highly recommend you schedule a consultation and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.
Andrew Kriegh
Amazing law firm, they have helped me so much and enlightened me to the options I have, and to the right doctors who are still treating my issues... Very professional and very great people glad to have her in my team!!

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