If you suffered an injury or illness at work, then you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits through your employer.
Under PA 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.
There are several factors when determining how much money you may get from a workers’ compensation claim. Ultimately, the pay to cover lost wages typically ends up being around two-thirds of your regular salary.
The nature and severity of your injuries also play a role in your workers’ compensation claim because all workers injured on the job are typically entitled to payment of their medical bills.
Other benefits you may be entitled to include temporary total disability or permanent partial disability. You may even be a candidate for Social Security Disability benefits.
The best way to maximize your benefits through workers’ compensation is to discuss your case with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer. We can help you understand your rights and get you the payments or settlement you deserve.
For a free legal consultation, call 412-661-1400
If you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to a lump sum settlement payment. This is when you receive a one time-payment that replaces your workers’ compensation payments, medical bills or both to settle and close your workers’ compensation claim. You forgo your rights to any future benefits and cannot reopen your workers’ compensation case.
Lump sum settlements can be complex. You want to make sure this is the right option for you and that you are receiving the amount of compensation you deserve. Hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you navigate through this process.
Making sure you, the employee, has the best possible outcome.
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.”