Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Claims Lawyer
Workers’ compensation (also known as workman’s comp, or WC) is a kind of state-mandated employee insurance intended to benefit workers who have suffered injuries and illnesses on the job. In order to make a successful workers’ compensation claim, an individual must show that the injury or illness was sustained in the course of his or her employment and was related thereto. Work-related injuries under the workers’ compensation laws can include aggravations of prior injuries and conditions as well. At Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, our workers’ compensation lawyers have the experience necessary to help you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you are owed.
Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides legal guidelines for payment of workers’ compensation benefits. State law governs WC coverage, though some employees may be covered by other federal compensation laws. All companies must have workers’ compensation insurance if they have employees in Pennsylvania. However, unfortunately some employers do not have workers’ compensation insurance despite what the law says. In Pennsylvania, an employee injured at work while working for an uninsured employer may pursue benefits from the Pennsylvania Uninsured Employer’s Guaranty Fund. However, there are several deadlines applicable under the law creating the Uninsured Fund, so it is important that you contact an attorney immediately if you have been injured at work. Contact one of our experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys today to discuss your case.
Workers’ Comp and Unions
Union workers face particular challenges when injured on the job. As a member of a union, you receive additional health insurance and retirement benefits on top of hourly wages. However, if you sustain an injury that prevents a speedy return to work, you and your family can potentially lose those benefits. With extensive experience in representing union members in workers’ compensation cases, our attorneys know the stakes and how to navigate potential pitfalls. Our union workers’ compensation attorneys can help ensure that you keep your hard-earned benefits.
New Jersey Workers’ Comp
Each state has different workers’ compensation laws. If you have been injured on the job in New Jersey, you need a lawyer with experience handling claims under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation laws. There are benefits available in New Jersey, such as permanency benefits, that are not available under Pennsylvania law. Having an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer represent you who is well-versed in the laws of both states is a tremendous benefit to you because oftentimes an injured worker may be entitled to benefits in more than one state and determining which state offers the best benefits is critical to the success of your claim and financial well-being. Speak to an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney at Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, today. We are just a phone call away!