When it comes to workers’ compensation claims in the State of Pennsylvania, there can be many factors that contribute to whether or not your benefits are approved or denied. Generally speaking, however, it is going to always come down to the big three:

1. Did the injury occur while you were on the job?

2. Did the injury occur as a direct result of the employment?

3. How severe is the injury?

If you answered, “Yes, Yes and Significant”, then you may have a case and it is likely that you should not be denied benefits. However, you may need a lawyer to help you fight for those benefits. Remember, as with all insurance payouts, it is in the best interest of an insurance company to pay out as few dollars as possible. Otherwise they would go out of business. It’s not personal. It’s business. As such, make sure to have someone on your side who will fight for your best interests.