Practice Areas

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Workers's Compensation

This is an area of practice requiring experience and knowledge in handling work injury claims. We will use our 50+ years of experience in Workers' Compensation to provide a fair and just disposition to your Workers' Compensation issues.

A work injury can be a difficult time for everyone, without the added confusion and frustration of workers' compensation laws and regulations. If you are experiencing a workers' compensation problem an experienced attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of a workers compensation claim. At Wagner & Finn, our Pennsylvania workers compensation attorneys work aggressively to assemble the necessary evidence, initiate the appropriate workers' compensation proceeding, and bring the litigation to a prompt and favorable resolution. We have vast experience in workers comp, representing both companies and individuals. We regularly handle cases involving:

-Medical Benefits
-Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits
-Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
-Vocational Rehabilitation
-Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits
-Death Benefits
-Specific Loss

Our Pennsylvania Workmans Comp Lawyers will provide you with counsel regarding your workers' compensation rights as well as represent you in your disputed claims. We will guide you through traps and pitfalls that currently exist in the workers' compensation system that can lead to unfavorable outcomes. Contact a Pennsylvania Workers Comp Lawyer at Wagner & Finn for a free initial consultation. Flexible meeting times are available upon request.

Get In Touch
Call Wagner & Finn at our Altoona office at
814-944-4700

Labor and Employment Law Attorneys

ENSURING COMPLIANCE, SAFEGUARDING SUCCESS

A profitable business serves the needs of employees, management and the marketplace. But friction between employers and employees often causes complications that hurt a company’s competitiveness and threaten the livelihoods of everyone involved. At Wagner & Finn, we have 50+ years of combined experience defending the rights of workers to safe, hospitable and equitable employment, as well as management’s right to productivity and performance. Our experience on both sides of labor and employment issues makes us uniquely qualified to assist you with comprehensive and lasting solutions to issues that can poison workplace morale and undermine a company’s success.

SUPPORTING PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE CONDITIONS

Following complex legal procedures takes valuable time away from management’s real job – running and promoting business. We have counseled businesses on procedure and compliance with employment laws, including: 

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
Workers Compensation Program
Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)
Title VII of the Civil rights Act
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


CORRECTING POWER IMBALANCES

We understand that employees often hesitate to confront employers, especially in troubled economic times. We empower individuals to receive the justice they deserve. We assist with cases involving:

Discrimination
Workers Compensation
Unemployment
Unlawful harassment
Wrongful termination
Unpaid overtime
Unpaid wages
Whistleblower retaliation 


CHALLENGING DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

Federal law prohibits employers from discriminatory practices regarding hiring, promotion, termination, types of assignments and pay. When making decisions, employers cannot legally consider:

Race
Gender
Pregnancy
Age
Religion
Nationality
Disability
Color 

By applying extensive knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws, we can prove or disprove acts of discrimination.

SAFEGUARDING A PRODUCTIVE BUSINESS

Just as your company has certain specific responsibilities to its employees, workers are obligated to comply with work policies and legal requirements that affect your business. Incompetent, unethical or unlawful behavior of a worker has potentially devastating consequences. We assist businesses in:

Developing clear, written employment policies 
Drafting employment contracts 
Drafting non-compete agreements 
Drafting nondisclosure agreements 


Business Law

Are you thinking about starting a new business or acquiring an existing business? We can assist you in every aspect of the transaction, including but not limited to preparing,  negotiating, or reviewing the buy/sell agreement, management agreement,  employment agreement, and lease. 

We can also prepare and file the documents needed to  establish a corporation,  limited liability company, or limited liability partnership.

Real Estate

Real estate is a major investment and can cause major headaches.  If you are selling a house or buying a house or a business property, we can help.  Our  firm can draft or review purchase agreements and closing documents to smooth your transaction.  We can confirm that there is a good title to the property and verify that there are no disputes about ownership.  

Our attorneys can make sure that any transaction complies with local and state property rules so that there are no unwelcome surprises as the deal moves forward.  Contact us for experienced real estate assistance.

CIVIL LITIGATION


HELPING BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVE DISPUTES

When legal disputes disrupt your business or personal life, having a committed, knowledgeable attorney to zealously advocate on your behalf brings comfort and peace of mind. Wagner & Finn represents Pennsylvania businesses, families and individuals in litigation, arbitration and mediation. We can help you with all types of general civil litigation in state and federal courts, including: 

Business litigation
Breach of contracts
Property damage
Personal injury claims
Insurance Claims
Construction litigation
Consumer litigation
Torts 

SEEKING JUST COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES

Personal injury claims are brought by victims who suffer physical or psychological injury directly due to another person’s negligence. We employ a practical, professional approach to ensure that our clients obtain full and fair recovery for their injuries, including damages for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. We use our extensive civil litigation experience, our knowledge about valuing such claims, and our skills at settlement negotiation to obtain the best possible recovery for our clients.

PUT A STRONG, DETERMINED LITIGATOR TO WORK FOR YOU

We knows your time is valuable. That is why we stress efficiency throughout the process of resolving your disputes. We offer our clients:

Individual attention — When you retain us, you receive the care, time, and attention you deserve.

A more cost-efficient model — We constantly seek ways to cut your costs while maintaining the high level of legal services you expect and deserve.

Integrity — our trial attorneys provide you with straightforward, honest answers to all of your questions and ensure you fully understand the litigation process and what to expect as your case moves forward. Our clients rely on us to help them set realistic expectations.

A focus on success — We always have your best interest in mind. If protracted litigation is the only solution to achieve the proper outcome, we are ready. If settling your case early on will achieve the best result, we will take the time to explain why we believe it is in your best interest to settle instead of engaging in lengthy litigation.