Brian C. Corcoran Law Offices

Pennsylvania Attorney Recovering Compensation for Personal Injury, Including Social Security Disability & Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The Kingston law practice at Brian C. Corcoran Law Offices focuses on maximizing the recovery for persons injured in car accidents, workplace accidents and other types of personal injury in northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to recovering legal damages from the negligent party, we seek to maximize recovery by also pursuing social security disability and workers’ compensation benefits where applicable.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, justice requires that you be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other legal damages, by the party responsible for causing your injuries. However, obtaining the appropriate level of compensation is not a simple matter. The responsible party’s insurance company almost never makes an initial offer which is comparable to the value of your claim. In order to obtain a satisfactory settlement or jury verdict, the burden falls on you to be able to prove every aspect of your case to the satisfaction of a judge or jury. Meanwhile, the insurance company lawyers will be fighting you at every turn, claiming that the accident was your fault or that you were not seriously injured in the accident.

It takes a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney to prepare and present a persuasive case while standing up to aggressive insurance company tactics. An attorney with demonstrated ability and a record of success will be able to negotiate a meaningful settlement or effectively take a case to trial if necessary. Brian C. Corcoran Law Offices helps accident victims throughout northeastern Pennsylvania in every type of personal injury case, including:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Products
  • Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Birth Injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Social Security Disability

For every hour you have worked in your life, money has been withheld from your paycheck and paid into Social Security Disability Insurance. You might expect that if you become disabled from working, these government benefits will automatically be provided to you. On the contrary, the Social Security Administration (SSA) applies very strict rules to the definition of disability and who qualifies for benefits. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all applications for Social Security Disability are initially denied!

Many people who try to apply for benefits on their own and are turned down simply give up, either because they don’t know how to appeal or because they have become too frustrated with trying to fight the huge government bureaucracy of the SSA. At Brian C. Corcoran Law Offices, we don’t give up. We understand the system and we know what steps to take to ultimately be successful in securing your benefits. Social Security is funded by taxpayers and wage earners like yourself so that help will be there when you need it. Don’t give up without a fight. Let Brian C. Corcoran Law Offices help you get what is rightfully yours.

Workers’ Compensation

If you are injured on the job, regardless of the cause or who was at fault, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, obtaining those benefits often requires more than just filling out a form. Employers and their insurance companies try to keep payments as low as possible, and they will look for any way to deny your claim or rate your injury as less serious than it really is. We can help you through every step of the process, including Independent Medical Examinations, hearings and appeals, to make sure you get the full amount of your benefits in a timely fashion. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we also evaluate whether any third-party liability is present in your case, enabling you to pursue a civil action as well as workers’ compensation and thereby maximize your recovery.

Comprehensive Legal Assistance From an Experienced and Successful Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Brian C. Corcoran is a Board-certified civil trial lawyer practicing personal injury, social security disability and workers’ compensation law in Kingston, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. If you have been injured on the job or through the negligence of another, or if you have become disabled from working and are in need of government assistance, contact Brian C. Corcoran Law Offices in Kingston for a free consultation with an experienced attorney dedicated to getting you the compensation you need and deserve.

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  • Can I still recover compensation if I was partly to blame in causing the accident in which I was injured?
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