Yes, Pennsylvania law allows multiple opportunities to appeal a denied workers' compensation claim. The process can be quite complex, however, meaning one error can put your claim at risk.
Having an experienced attorney by your side who knows the ropes and has successfully helped other injured workers recover the benefits they need is important. At Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler in Erie, we know how to build successful appeals. It is why we are one of the most respected workers' compensation firms in the region.
To Meet Deadlines, You Should Seek Help Fast
Once the workers' compensation judge rejects your claim, the clock starts ticking on your appeal. You will have 20 days to appeal the decision to the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Appeal Board.
Because you cannot present any new evidence in the appeals process, it is important to get an attorney's help as quickly as possible after your injury. We can help you file your initial claim to avoid any errors and put in the best position for a successful outcome.
The appeal board will examine the original trial record to determine if the judge made an error or ruled incorrectly. Presenting an appeal is complex, which is why you should always seek legal representation.
If the appeal board denies your claim, you then have 30 days to file your case with the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
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If you are hurting and need help, turn to Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler. We are a team of experienced attorneys that knows what it takes to get a successful outcome. Schedule your free consultation with us by sending us an email or by calling 814-240-3339.