Have you been injured at work?
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides injured workers a variety of benefits, including lost wages and missed work, medical expenses, rehabilitation and death benefits. You don’t have to be completely disabled forever to recover: Wage-loss benefits are available if it is determined that you are either totally disabled and unable to work or partially disabled from doing your pre-injury work. If you have lost permanent use of all or part of a limb, have lost your sight or hearing, or if you are disfigured from a work accident, a specific loss award is also available. Additionally, benefits for work-related deaths are paid to dependent survivors under the law.
Nearly every Pennsylvania worker is covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act, and this includes seasonal and part-time workers. Nonprofit corporations, unincorporated businesses and even employers with only one employee must comply with the law’s requirements.
Workers injured on the job have a duty under the law to:
- Report any injury or work-related illness to the employer or supervisor immediately
- Notify the employer that the injury happened on the job
- Give the specifics about when and where the injury occurred
Workers’ compensation cases the Law Offices of Bernard M. Gross, P.C., has pursued to a successful conclusion include a six-figure lump sum for a worker whose foot was run over by a customer, resulting in a fracture and a permanent traumatic injury. Other workers’ compensation injuries our lawyers have successfully recovered for include back injuries from job-related auto accidents and falls in the workplace, among many others.
Ask Our Attorneys in Philadelphia for Help
Here at the Law Offices Bernard M. Gross, P.C., in Philadelphia, PA, we are highly experienced in protecting the rights of injured workers. When you are injured on the job, your livelihood, health and future are all on the line. You are entitled to benefits under the law, and our attorneys understand how to fight for the injured worker by taking on insurance carriers and defense attorneys, whose job it is to assure you recover as little as possible. We will not let that happen to you. Call to schedule your FREE consultation by dialing 215-561-3600 or use our “contact us” box available here to send us a message. We are here for you and ready to protect your rights.