Workers' Compensation/SSDI

Work Injury and SSDI Claims Attorneys

At the law firm of Hummel, Lewis & Smith in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, we can represent you in initial filings or appeals of workers' compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance claims.

In nearly 30 years of practice, lawyer Cleve Hummel, of our firm has helped hundreds of clients secure payments for medical bills, ongoing treatment and lost earnings. Call 877.829.8987 for a free consultation. We take cases in Columbia County and surrounding counties of northeastern Pennsylvania.

Workers' Compensation

You are entitled by law to medical coverage and lost wages for a workplace accident or work-related injury. But many workers who file their own claims are turned down, approved for less than full benefits or ordered back to work too soon.

By contacting us immediately after an incident, we can help make sure that your injury is completely and correctly identified. If your claim was already rejected, we can step in to make your employer and their insurance carrier honor their legal obligations.

We have extensive experience handling work comp cases including:

  • Back injuries, neck injuries, knee and shoulder injuries
  • Amputation or lost fingers
  • Head trauma/brain injury
  • Repetitive use injury (carpal tunnel)
  • RSD (complex regional pain syndrome)
  • Occupational disease (toxic exposure)
  • Medical-only cases (injury but no lost time from work)
  • Aggravation of pre-existing conditions
  • State claims if your employer is not insured
  • Permanent total disability or permanent partial disability

Social Security Disability

At Hummel, Lewis & Smith, we can intervene at any stage of a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim. Mr. Hummel handles both physical disability and mental health claims, organizing the medical records and shepherding the application through the complicated federal bureaucracy.

Don't be discouraged if you have been turned down for SSDI — a large number of applicants are rejected at the first stage. Mr. Hummel will resubmit your claim with additional documentation for formal Reconsideration, or prepare you for a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ) to clarify why your disability prevents you from working. If you were rejected at the ALJ level, he can also take your claim to an appeals panel or, beyond that, to federal court.

We encourage you to contact us at the earliest stage of a workers' compensation or Social Security disability case. We offer a free initial consultation, and you pay no attorney's fees unless we get you qualified for benefits.