Legal Help For Pennsylvania Employees: About Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation
If you suffer a job-related illness or injury, your medical bills and wage loss should be covered by workers’ compensation. In Pennsylvania, all employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance for both full and part-time employees. This insurance covers sudden or acute injuries or accidents as well as conditions caused or aggravated by days, months or years of performing your job or engaging in repetitive tasks. Additionally, you do not have to prove that your employer or anyone else was at fault in causing your injuries to recover. In fact, with the help of a workers’ compensation attorney from Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, you can recover workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania even if you were at fault in causing your accident!
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If you have a PA workers’ compensation claim, reach out to the Philadelphia, PA, law firm of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC. You must ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner and your health issue is fully treated. We have dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers who thoroughly understand this area of law and can ensure you receive all benefits to which you are entitled.
Our law firm works on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid until we obtain benefits for you, or protect the benefits you are receiving by going to court on your behalf once the insurance company attempts to terminate, modify or suspend your workers’ compensation benefits. Contact us today to set up your appointment with a practiced Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney.
Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania
The worker’s comp process can be confusing for employees. There are time-sensitive requirements to fulfill, and many workers do not receive the full amount they are entitled to. Having an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is often the best way to protect yourself and your family. We can help ensure you receive full benefits for short- or long-term injury or illness related to your employment.
Pennsylvania workers’ compensation insurance is designed to provide coverage for medical costs and lost wages related to on-the-job disabilities. By accepting workers’ compensation benefits, you waive your right to sue your employer in court for your injuries, with limited exceptions. In some cases though, there may be other parties at fault in causing your injuries and work-related losses and we may be able to pursue a case against those parties as well. Our firm‘s personal injury attorneys can help you determine whether there are other parties who may be responsible and whether you can bring a claim against those parties in addition to pursuing your workers’ compensation claim against your employer.
If you are injured, it is important to keep one fact in mind: insurance representatives are not your advocates. Employers and their insurers sometimes attempt to mitigate workers’ compensation claims by blaming employees for their own injuries or downplaying a physical or stress-related condition. They may insist on a particular physician for treatment, a strategy meant to benefit financial goals rather than patient health. Insurers may seek to terminate or reduce your benefits unfairly, or offer a lump sum that is not in your best interest. The only way to ensure full, just compensation is by securing the help of an experienced Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney advocating for you.