In Pennsylvania, most injuries that occur at work, will qualify a person to be covered by workers’ compensation, however, there are a few exceptions.
Below is a list of injuries that can occur in the workplace but will not be covered under workers’ compensation.
- An injury that occurs while commuting to or from work.
- An injury that occurs due to a fight, or some type of horseplay.
- An injury that occurs due to the employee being impaired by drugs or alcohol.
- An injury caused by an illegal act while at the workplace.
- An injury that was intentional.
Unfortunately, if your injury occurs due to any of the following listed above, workers’ compensation may deny your claim.
Injuries that are covered under workers compensation include but are not limited to:
- Injuries due to defective machinery
- Illnesses caused by chemical exposures
If you were injured on the job, it is important to report the injury right away and seek medical help.
Workers’ compensation allows an employee to receive medical treatment and compensation of any wage loss because of a work-related injury or disease.
Getting the compensation you deserve after a workplace injury should be as easy as notifying your employer, seeing an approved doctor and filing a claim.
However, things do not always go this smoothly. It is not uncommon for the insurance provider to deny your claim.
Workers’ compensation negotiation and litigation is often complex. If you have questions or concerns about your workplace injuries, contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at Berger and Green.
Recovering compensation after an accident
If you were injured on the job or lost a loved one while they were on the job, contact the experienced attorneys at Berger and Green. We keep in mind your present and future needs. After an injury or a death, filing a claim will help you and your family during this difficult and unexpected time. Call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.
Source: PA. GOV, “WC Act Landing Page.”