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Workers’ comp cannot stop paying without notice. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (DLI), the insurer responsible for issuing workers’ compensation payments must notify the injured party that their...
In most cases, you are not able to sue your employer for a work injury. However, if you are injured on the job, certain circumstances do allow you to take legal action. For example, you may be able to move forward with litigation if:
- You were intentionally injured
- You were injured by a defective product
- You are a contractor or subcontractor
When you get hurt at work or diagnosed with a work-related illness in Pennsylvania, you should qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. You may also qualify to pursue compensation from a third party who caused or contributed to your accident and injuries. At Berger and Green, our Pittsburgh workers’ compensation team can review your case for free and explain your legal options based on the facts of your case. The
Pennsylvania law allows employers to fire or lay off workers while they have an open workers’ compensation claim, but the employer must have a reason that shows they are not retaliating for the injury claim. While companies can generally fire “at-will” employees for any reason, some statutes...