Are They Trying to Change Your Workers' Comp Benefits?
Your employer and their workers' comp insurance company can try to change your benefits at any time. It is important to be on the lookout for their attempts to make modifications.
The most obvious sign that they are attempting to make a modification is that you are contacted by a vocational expert. This vocational expert's role is to review your situation to determine that there is a job out there that you could be doing, one that potentially involves lighter duty. If the insurance company believes that such a job is out there, it will file a modification petition to stop or lower your benefits.
If your wage loss benefits or medical benefits are in jeopardy, Abes Baumann can help. Our attorneys have served injured workers in Pittsburgh and throughout western Pennsylvania since 1981. We will stand by your side to help you keep your full benefits.
Preventing Modification of Workers' Compensation Benefits
Employers and their workers' comp insurance carriers begin the process of benefit modification by having a vocational expert conduct an earning power evaluation. The results of this evaluation, as well as details of labor market surveys, could lead to your employer requiring you work a lighter duty position. They may also insist that there is work available that you could perform to earn an income.
Preventing modification of benefits requires immediate action. Our lawyers want you to keep the benefits you need, and we will fight so you can keep them. We will take immediate action to build a case based on trustworthy medical evidence from respected doctors. We will build a case designed to get results.
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The majority of modification of workers' compensation benefits cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means that you will not be held responsible for any fees unless our lawyers are successful in getting you compensation.