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What We Do
Whether you have been hurt on-the-job or are unable to continue working due to a disabling condition, the attorneys at The Boles Firm can help you pursue the benefits and compensation you deserve with your workers’ compensation, long-term disability, or Social Security disability claim. From initial filing to the appeals process, our team will work tirelessly to protect your rights.
For some, the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation process is simple—but all too often, people experience roadblocks that prevent them from receiving benefits promptly. As bills pile up, pressure mounts for them to accept whatever the company’s insurance carrier offers. Others are harassed by employers determined to keep claims costs low.
For those whose claims have been denied, we have an entire page that describes all benefits available to those suffering financial stress due to a disability, with a complete list of available benefits and links to apply for benefits, a county-by-county guide to resources for families suffering temporary financial distress, and our free e-book, Battered and Broke: Making Ends Meet When Your Worker's Comp Claim is Denied.
This site is filled with helpful articles that explain Pennsylvania workers' comp and related laws, including links and forms, how-to guides, descriptions of basic injuries, and answers to these and many other questions:
Do I really need a lawyer to handle my Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim? How do I get the name, address and phone number of my Pennsylvania employer's workers' compensation insurance company? What are the ten things I can do to help get my claim accepted? What is a Notice of Workers’ Compensation Denial (NCD), a Notice of Compensation Payable (NCP), or a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable (NTCP)? How can I get my medical bills paid promptly? What are the seven most ugly tactics employers use to harass injured workers? What are the top ten ways Pennsylvania workers’ compensation insurance companies cheat injured workers? What can I do to punish an insurance company for cheating me? May my employer fire me if I miss time from work due to my injury? Must I treat with a company doctor? What should I know about spinal cord, low back, neck, knee, and shoulder injuries? What do other people say about the doctors my company is sending me to? How do I choose a good doctor? How do I choose a good lawyer? How do I handle an Independent Medical Examination (IME)? I've received questionnaires from the insurance company. What do these documents mean? How does the Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp system work? What can I do to speed up my case? What are the things that I'm going to testify about in my claim petition? What basic information should I know about testifying in a legal case? What is a vocational expert, and what does it mean to undergo a vocational interview? I'm thinking about settling my case. What are some of the things I need to think about? Can the worker’s comp company get money out of my personal injury case?
If you are seeking long-term disability benefits, you face an uphill battle. Insurance companies draft policies with confusing provisions and procedures designed to discourage you and to justify their decisions to deny claims. Those entitled to benefits under employer-sponsored policies are covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), a law drafted so favorably to the interests of employers that virtually no employee can successfully recover benefits without assistance.
Whether you are covered by a public or employer-provided long-term disability insurance policy or a private policy, our firm can help you navigate the claims or appeals process successfully. Don’t wait—because it is nearly impossible for you to handle your claim without making an irreversible error. You need assistance from the start.
Social Security Disability (SSD)
When your disability has destroyed your ability to earn a living after years of hard work, you have the right to collect the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits you paid for during your years of service. Unfortunately, the application process can be extremely confusing, and the vast majority of claims are initially denied.
No matter where you are in the application or appeals process, our SSDI attorneys can help. We will work hard to ensure that the Social Security Administration is fully aware of your disability and its effect on your ability to work. Speak with us today about how we can help you receive your benefits.
You Have One Shot to Receive Benefits. Get it Right With The Boles Firm
If you are seeking disability or workers’ compensation benefits, speak with the attorneys at The Boles Firm, LLC as early as possible. We can help you with every detail of your application or appeal. For a free consultation, call us today at 215-557-5540, or toll-free at 877-959-1811.