Employees who are injured while working in Pennsylvania are entitled to collect compensation for their injuries from an employer under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. All employers are required by law to purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance that will provide compensation benefits for employees that are injured at work and death benefits to an employee’s dependents in the event that a worker is killed on the job. Exceptions include federal employees, railroad employees, longshoremen, and shipyard workers whose compensation may be governed by other laws. Volunteer workers, domestic employees, agricultural workers, those with a religious exemption from the Workers’ Compensation Act, or those who elect to be exempt from the Act may also not be covered.
In order to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits for an injury, it is not necessary to prove that your employer is at fault for causing your injury; however, you must prove that your injury occurred while you were working. If your work injury is covered by Workers’ Compensation, you cannot sue your employer for additional compensation.
Filing a claim for Workers’ Compensation is a complex process. To increase your chances of a successful outcome, contact Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Galfand Berger as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will assist you with your claim and make sure that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
The following general guidelines apply to most Workers’ Compensation cases. Contact Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Galfand Berger to discuss the specifics of your case.
An experienced Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer at Galfand Berger can increase your chances of achieving a favorable outcome in your Workers’ Compensation case. Our knowledgeable attorneys can guide you through the initial filing process to ensure that your claim contains the necessary documentation and all deadlines are met. If your claim has been denied, we will fight aggressively to appeal the denial. The insurance company will have attorneys fighting on its behalf. You can increase your chances of a successful appeal by hiring a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer at Galfand Berger.
If you or a loved one has been injured, we are happy to answer your questions and have one of our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.
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