Workplace Accident Attorneys in Philadelphia
If you have been injured on the job, you may be feeling down about your injuries, inability to return to work, and concern about your ability to return to work in the future. Make sure you don’t get trapped within the complex and frustrating environment of Workers’ Compensation lacking assistance and legal help. Get the compensation you deserve by contacting the experienced legal team at Spear Greenfield. You can rest assured that our Workers’ Compensation attorneys will be able to help you get the compensation you are entitled to without the headache. The legal team at Spear Greenfield can also help you pursue third party claims. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.
Workers’ Compensation in PA
Injured workers in Pennsylvania are typically covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act, which provides financial benefits until they are able to return to work. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act extends to most employees in the state. If you have been hurt at work, it is important that you notify your employer of the injury within 120 days from the date of the accident. It is also important to note that if an injured worker needs to bring a workers’ compensation lawsuit against the insurance company because they were denied benefits, there is a 3-year statute of limitations from the date of the injury. A successful case may allow you to recover lost wages, compensation for medical treatment, and specific loss benefits.
What Injuries are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
Workers are often permitted to obtain compensation for injuries sustained in a singular accident as well as other physical problems that develop over time even if the injuries occur from daily work activities. Workers’ Compensation often covers injuries pertaining to:
- Arm and Hand Injuries
- Leg and Foot Injuries
- Nerve Injuries
- Brain Damage
- Hearing Loss
- Loss Of An Extremity
- Occupational Disease
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Third Party Claims
In some workplace accidents, a third party may also be involved in causing the accident. When a third party is involved, they can also be held liable for the injuries that an employee suffered from as a result of the accident. If you were injured in a workplace accident that involved someone other than your employer, you have the opportunity to file a lawsuit against the third party. You may be able to collect workers’ compensation in the meantime. It is important to note that if you win the lawsuit against the third party, you may be responsible for paying back the workers’ compensation that you previously received.
Contact a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have been hurt on the job in Pennsylvania and need assistance with any step of the claims process, feel free to reach out to the legal team at Spear Greenfield. Our firm has over 100 years of combined experience representing those who have been hurt on the job. We are committed to fighting for your rights. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help.