Woodske Law specializes and serves the residents of Beaver County and the surrounding region in these areas:
If you've been injured at work, you're probably wondering what your legal rights and obligations are. You may have questions such as:
In most instances, we can answer those questions and put your mind at ease - without charging you a fee. We will only charge a fee when we successfully litigate matters on your behalf. So when does that happen?
Some examples include, but are not limited to:
If we're representing you, it may be possible to settle your claim for a lump sum of money. However, we will review the facts of your case with you in an effort to decide whether it makes sense to settle at that point in time. Factors to consider in this situation are whether you're still treating for your work injury, your prognosis for recovery, or if you've returned to work since the incident.
What if you've already been offered a settlement?
You may ask yourself:
"Why would I contact an attorney to settle my claim when the employer (or insurance company) has already offered me a lump sum to settle?"
We'll evaluate your claim to see if you're getting a reasonable settlement. If we can't obtain a better settlement for you, we won't charge you a fee. Also, we will evaluate your claim to determine if it makes sense to settle at that time.
Contrary to what you may have heard, it's not always in your best interest to settle your claim as quickly as possible. Sometimes settling a case too soon can be problematic, especially if you still have unresolved medical issues. Call us so we can thoroughly evaluate your claim and discuss your options.
Social Security Disability
Did you know that nearly two thirds of all applications for SSI/SSD benefits are turned down by
the local Social Security offices?
While many claims can potentially be won on appeal, navigating through the Social Security claims and appeals process can be a difficult undertaking for an individual. You may have questions about the criteria necessary to establish a disability.
If you've been turned down for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits (whether you have a physical or mental impairment preventing you from working), please contact our office. You only have 60 days to file an appeal from the Notice of Disapproved Claim letter. Call our Beaver County office now to discuss your claim and address any questions you may have. You'll speak directly with one of our attorneys who will provide a free consultation regarding your claim.
Other firms and agencies sometimes will provide non-attorney representatives to handle your claim(s). You have a right to be represented by an attorney at your hearing. If our office is handling your appeal, an attorney will represent you at the hearing before the Administrative Law Judge.
Do you have questions or would you like to make an appointment? We look forward to assisting you. Please feel free to call us at (724) 775-9955 or use our contact form.
Woodske Law Offices
255 College Avenue
Beaver, PA 15009
Please use our contact form.**
8:30AM - 5:00PM (Monday - Friday)
Evening appointments available upon request
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