(More) Reasons to Consult a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

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While there’s nothing in state or federal law that requires you to work with a workers’ compensation attorney, doing so is almost always your best bet for securing a favorable outcome. The laws governing the workers’ compensation process are so complicated and time-consuming that it only makes sense to consult an experienced lawyer who will work tirelessly on your behalf. In the state of Pennsylvania, that attorney is Michael L. Studd.

Petitions to Terminate, Modify or Suspend

When a Pennsylvania employer wants to reduce or discontinue paying workers’ compensation benefits, she or he will send you a petition to terminate, modify or suspend your assistance. If you receive one of these petitions, you’ll need to contact your workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. Left undefended, any one of these petitions has the potential to drastically reduce the level of support you receive.

Impairment Rating Examination

Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act allows employers to ask their employees to submit to an Impairment Rating Examination (IRE). Since an IRE has the potential to eliminate your legal right to workers’ compensation assistance, it’s best to contact a lawyer as soon as you’re asked to participate in one. Depending on your situation, it’s possible that you won’t need to attend an IRE. Speak with attorney Michael L. Studd today to learn more.

Schedule Your Free Workers’ Compensation Consultation Today

The Law Office of Michael L. Studd offers professional legal representation to clients throughout the Pittsburgh area. Having represented Pennsylvania workers for more than a decade, Michael provides the kind of focused legal counsel often associated with larger firms, but with the attentive service of a boutique firm. Call (412) 400-6157 now for more information.

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