When you are hurt or injured while performing your duties as an employee in Pennsylvania, there is a specialized area of legislation that governs from whom and how much you can recover.
Experienced Workers' Comp Attorneys
Workers' compensation laws are designed to provide benefits to workers who are injured on the job or who contract a work-related disease. The Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation System protects employees who have been injured on the job or contracted a work-related illness. Under state workers' compensation laws, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to each employee.
Work-related injuries or illnesses typically covered by workers' compensation laws include:
- Carpal tunnel/repetitive trauma injuries
- Hearing problems
- Back injuries
- Work-related emotional problems
- Work-induced heart attack or stroke
- Occupational diseases such as asbestosis and dermatitis
- Disfigurement and scarring of face, neck or hands
- Asthma or other work-related pulmonary conditions
- Loss of use of limbs
- Eye injuries
Fair Compensation for Work Accidents and Injuries
Workers' compensation differs substantially from other types of injury and death cases, and it generally provides coverage for any necessary medical treatment related to the injury or illness and compensation for lost wages.
Six Most Frequent Workers' Comp Questions
1. Were you an employee at the time of the injury?
2. Was the injury received while you were on the job?
3. What benefits are you entitled to?
4. Is the injury permanent?
5. Are you entitled to a settlement?
6. Should you accept a settlement?
For answers to these questions, call us and describe your situation. Our lawyers want to be of service to you.
Have you been injured where you work? Call Philadelphia workers' compensation attorneys of Aversa & Linn at 215-751-1717.