The Law Offices of Sara J. Klein

Western Pennsylvania Attorney Representing Injured Workers for Over 25 Years.

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Firm Overview

The Law Office of Sara J. Klein, located in Pittsburgh, represents individuals in the field of Workers Compensation, Occupational Disease and Social Security Disability and serves clients in the following counties of Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Crawford, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Indiana and Westmoreland.

Sara J. Klein fights for the rights of people who have been injured on the job or are suffering from chronic diseases due to workplace-related conditions. She also represents the dependents of workers who have died due to a work injury or disease. She also helps disabled people obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

If you need help with any aspect of the following areas of the law, please contact Sara J. Klein for free consultations.
-Workers compensation
-Occupational disease
-Social Security Disability

Workers Compensation and Occupational Disease
Attorney Klein's law practice focuses on helping people to obtain and maintain workers' compensation benefits for their on-the-job injuries. She has represented workers in various industries, including coal mining, gas drilling, trucking, steel processing, power, utilities, warehousing, medical, nursing home, manufacturing, construction, education, cleaning and more.

She has garnered years of experience representing claimants with various musculo-skeletal injuries, concussions and closed head injuries, occupational hearing loss, occupational lung disease, work-induced asthma, asbestos-related diseases, diseases caused by exposure to toxins and irritants in the workplace, heart attacks, eye injuries, scars, cumulative trauma injuries, and work-place aggravations of various pre-existing conditions.

She handles each case personally and diligently throughout the case, including handling appeals up through the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She maximizes the amount of settlements of benefits.
Main Office

Main Office
428 Forbes Avenue, Lawyers Building, 17th Floor
Pittsburgh  PA  15219

Phone
  • 412-391-9011
Fax
  • 412-394-0528
Workers Compensation
Advocating for injured workers for more than 25 years in Western Pennsylvania.
You are entitled to workers compensation benefits for an injury or illness that you have sustained on the job.

These benefits include compensation for the following:
-Wage loss
-Scars
-Loss of eyesight
-Lump sum settlements
-Medical expenses
-Loss of use of arms, legs, toes and fingers, hands & feet
-Hearing loss

If you are the dependent of a worker who has died due to a work injury or occupational disease, you may be entitled to weekly benefits.

Legal Proceedings:
Attorney Klein represents workers at hearings and on appeal with regard to various issues surrounding the work injury. She handles initial claim and reinstatement petitions and defends the worker if the employer/insurer files a petition to stop or modify your weekly wage loss benefits. She handles review petitions to make certain that you are receiving the correct amount of weekly benefits based upon your time-of-injury wages and that the true medical nature of your injury is recognized legally.

Important events which should trigger a call to an attorney experienced in workers' compensation law:

-You are on compensation and receive a Petition to Terminate, Suspend, Modify or Review Compensation
-You are on compensation and receive a Notice of Ability to Return to Work
-You are on compensation but the insurer issued only a temporary document
-You are on compensation and receive a call to undergo a vocational assessment
-You have been offered a modified duty position
-You have been laid off or terminated from your modified duty job
-Your claim for compensation for your work injury or disease has been denied
-You have returned to work, but feel that you are unable to continue due to your work-related condition
-You wish to know your rights about your choice of medical providers
-You have concerns about an insured medical examination (IME)
-The insurance company is refusing to pay for your work-related medical expenses
-You have had your arm or leg or a portion thereof amputated due to the injury
-You have lost the use of your arm or leg or a portion thereof due to the injury
-You have sustained hearing loss, either due to an injury or due to noise exposure
-You have lost your vision as a result of your work injury or disease
-You suffer an injury and want to understand your rights and obligations

Sara J. Klein

Practice Areas:
-Workers' compensation
-Occupational disease
-Social Security Disability

Admitted:
Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1989

Education:
Brandeis University, B.A.
University of Pittsburgh, J.D.

Associations and Memberships:
Allegheny County and Pennsylvania (Member, Workers' Compensation Section and Social Security Practitioners' Committee) Bar Associations
American Civil Liberties Union
Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania
American Civil Liberties Union
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
American Association for Justice

Legal Representative - Reported Cases:
City of McKeesport v. WCAB (Miletti), Pa. 746 A.2d 87 (2000) (limitation period for fatal claims for occupational disease)
Crenshaw v. WCAB (Hussey Copper), Pa. Cmwlth. 645 A.2d 957 (1994) (workers compensation)
Signorini v. WCAB (United Parcel Service), Pa. Cmwlth, 664 A.2d 672 (1995) (workers compensation)
Highland Park Center v. UCBR, Pa. Cmwlth, 503 A.2d 1037 (1984) (unemployment compensation)
Education
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Juris Doctorate
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