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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Pennsylvania

Are you looking for a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Pennsylvania? We are here to help!

If you have suffered an injury at work, then you may need a workers’ compensation lawyer to recover your benefits. If your injury happens at work, you must file a claim to protect your legal rights. However, your employer may treat you unfairly. As a result, you’ll need a lawyer to help you receive the benefits you deserve by law.

Work-related injuries are very common. Usually, filing a Workers’ Compensation claim is your only available legal action.

If your injury happens at work, you must file a claim to protect you legal rights. However, your employer may treat you unfairly. As a result, you need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to help you receive the benefits you deserve by law.

For example, Worker’s Compensation benefits include:

  • Money to cover your lost wages
  • Payment of your medical bills related to your injury (this could include medications, physical therapy, surgery, and post-operative care)
  • Additional payment for an amputation; loss of vision or hearing; or scars on your head, neck, or face
  • Death benefits for surviving family members

Furthermore, these benefits are available regardless of your immigration status in the United States.  To be clear, these benefits are available for:

  • U.S. citizens
  • Undocumented workers
  • Permanent residents

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Have questions about Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania? We have answers.

What should I do if I’m hurt on the job?

Importantly, you only have 120 days from the date of your injury to tell your employer. If you do not tell your employer about your work injury during that time, you cannot receive workers’ compensation benefits.  Therefore, you should tell your employer right away.

Life is very confusing after you suffer a work injury. For example, you may be asked to choose a doctor you don’t know. Furthermore, this doctor may be on a list provided by your employer. These doctors often specialize in work-related illnesses or injuries. However, it is also important to consult with a n experienced workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible after your injury occurs. Remember, it’s important to keep track of your medical records and conversations. Your lawyer will need this information.

What benefits can I receive from workers’ compensation?

If your work injury has caused a disability, you may be eligible for lost wage payments. Importantly, the law specifically defines “disability” when it comes to a work injury.  Under the law, a disability does not mean that you can never work again.  Instead, it means that you have suffered a work injury which has caused you to miss time from work.  Therefore, if your injury causes you to miss work completely, you may receive your full wage loss benefits.  On the other hand, if your work injury causes you to make less money than before, you may receive partial wage loss benefits. Additionally, workers’ compensation should pay for your medical care related to your work injury. Workers’ Compensation covers the following costs:

  • Medication(s)
  • Medical equipment
  • Reasonable surgical and medical services
  • Doctor visits and hospital treatments
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic manipulations

Even if you do not lose time from work, you may be entitled to coverage for medical treatment.

How can a “third party” be at fault?

Injured workers should seek legal advice as soon as possible. This is especially true if a “third party” is at fault. In these cases, you may have an additional claim for compensation over and above workers; compensation. For example, “third party” fault situations include cases where your injury is caused by:

  • Defectively designed machinery
  • Your injury occurs in a location that your employer does not own or control
  • An employee of another company caused your injury

Should I get a lawyer for workers’ compensation in PA?

The process to get Workers’ Compensation benefits in PA can be confusing. Moreover, experienced lawyers will represent your employer and their insurance carrier. This is what you are going up against.

For that matter, it’s important to know your rights. Do not sign any documents that you do not understand, or you may lose your right to Workers’ Comp benefits. Kitay Law Offices can guide you through the process. We’ll also provide a translator and represent you in every court hearing.

Call 1-888-KITAYLAW for a free consultation. We are ready to fight for your rights.

Where are our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Pennsylvania located?

What is the Workers’ Compensation Litigation Timeline in Pennsylvania?

Our workers’ compensation litigation timeline provides a detailed breakdown of the steps involved in the average workers’ compensation case in Pennsylvania. Of course, you should always consult an attorney about your specific situation. Your timeline may vary according to individual circumstance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions about workers’ compensation law.

Who does Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act cover?

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers most full and part-time workers. Coverage under Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act begins on the very first day of employment. Even if an employer has only one employee, that employee is covered. However, some businesses owners or those who work for themselves may not receive coverage.

What types of work injuries and illnesses can receive coverage?

Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, the majority of all occupational illnesses and injuries caused by a work-related accident or condition can receive coverage. You are still entitled to workers’ compensation payments, even if you are at fault for your injury. However, there are some exceptions listed in the next section below.

What types of injuries are not eligible for coverage?

If you suffer an injury at work, or by a co-worker, you should contact the attorneys at Kitay Law Offices. We will help you determine if you have a claim or not. Generally, the following injuries are not eligible for coverage under the Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act:

  • Self-inflicted injuries which are intentional, including suicide
  • Your own illegal drug use or intoxication causes your injuries
  • A co-worker or a non-co-worker attacks you for a personal reason not related to your job, whether the injury occurs at your workplace or not
  • Your breaking the law resulting in your injuries
  • Injuries from accidents that happen while traveling to or from work, or during breaks, usually do not receive coverage.  However, there can be exceptions to this.

Who is responsible for providing workers’ compensation benefits?

Pennsylvania law requires employers to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. However, some neglect to carry this coverage. Therefore, you should ask about coverage at the time of hire. You can also contact the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to determine if your employer is carrying coverage.

Many employers purchase a workers’ compensation insurance policy from a large insurance company. However, other employers may choose to set aside money from the daily business operations. This creates a fund to pay workers’ compensation claims with the money coming right out of the company’s own pockets.

What does workers compensation cover?

Workers’ compensation will pay only for your lost wages and medical bills, as well as the additional specific loss benefits we have already mentioned earlier on this page. You cannot receive payment for pain or suffering. However, you may be able to sue another company or person for pain and suffering. We suggest you consult with an attorney to review the details of your case.

How do you start a worker’s compensation claim?

Starting a claim begins before you even walk into an attorney’s office. First, report your work injury to a supervisor and ask for medical treatment. Next, meet with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. If your lost wages or medical benefits are not provided in accordance with the law, your attorney can file a Petition to put your case in court.  For more detailed information, please read our article about How to File and Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits.

What are the costs in a worker’s compensation claim?

Our firm does not get paid unless we win benefits for you. In that case, we will receive a 20% fee for our work. If your claim is unsuccessful, however, then we do not receive a fee.

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