Workers Compensation Lawyers
One thing the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers at The Pisanchyn Law Firm understand is that anyone involved in a work related injury or anyone receiving workers’ compensation is not milking the system; you are a proud and hard-working individual that has fallen victim to an injury that was out of your control.
As a hard working individual it is your right under The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act to receive compensation appropriate for your injuries after being hurt at work. Our workers’ comp lawyers have helped numerous individuals as well as union workers get the benefits they deserve and we want to do the same for you.
What is workers’ compensation or workman’s compensation?
Workers’ compensation insurance, often called “workers comp,” is a state-mandated program consisting of payments required by law to be made to an employee who is injured or disabled in connection with work.
What types of expenses does workers’ compensation insurance cover?
Workers’ compensation can cover any of the following expenses:
- medical care from the injury or illness
- replacement income
- costs for retraining
- compensation for any permanent injuries
- benefits to survivors of workers who are killed on the job
Does workers’ compensation insurance cover long-term and permanent injuries?
Yes. Workers’ compensation insurance is not limited to just incidental accidents. It also covers problems and illnesses that are developed over a long period of time of doing the same injurious activity–for example, carpal tunnel syndrome or back problems from some sort of repetitious movement.
Who is covered by workers’ compensation insurance?
Most types of employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance including but not limited to:
- Construction Workers
- Factory Workers
- Gas/Oil Drillers
- Laid Off Employees
- Medical Workers
- Office Workers
- Professional Athletes
- Refinery Workers
- State Workers
- Union Members
- Warehouse Workers
Can my employer fire me for or tell me not to file a workers’ compensation claim?
No. If an employer does retaliate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim, the employer should be reported immediately to the local workers’ compensation office.
We can help obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve
Workers Compensation is a complex area of the law and having expert workers’ compensation legal help is the only way to guarantee you will be receiving any and all benefits owed to you. There are many petitions involved throughout the claim process that can hurt your claim and even cut off your benefits if you don’t know the time restraints and rules for each. Along with these petitions are the possibilities of surveillance and nurse case managers which is why having our experienced PA workers’ compensation lawyers on your side is imperative.
Not only will we protect your rights, we will give you free advice and representation for your workers’ compensation claim up until a petition is filed. We will also take the time to educate you on all areas of the Worker’s Compensation system so you know what to expect and what to do when certain situations come up. Just like your injury is 24/7, so is our assistance, guidance, and consultation.
If you have been injured at work, call our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers now either at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are on-call 24/7 and ready to help you.