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Workers’ Compensation Law in Pennsylvania: What You Need to Know.
Suffering a major injury at work often leaves people with many questions and few answers. If you suffered serious injuries on the job, it is important to know your rights.
Workers’ Compensation allows an employee to receive medical treatment and compensation of any wage loss because of a work-related injury or disease.
Workers’ Compensation also protects employers from being directly sued by an employee who was injured on the job.
In Pennsylvania, Workers’ Compensation is mandatory for most employers; however, a few are exempt.
Workers’ Compensation coverage begins the first day of employment. Employees are covered for the entire time they are employed at a specific job. It is important to know that Workers’ Compensation covers any injury or disease caused by a work-related accident regardless of an employee’s previous physical health.
Under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws, this employer-provided insurance is usually your only option for money to cover medical treatment and lost wages. In most cases, injured workers have no right to sue their employer for negligence after a workplace injury.
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.”