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If You Were Hurt At Work, Our Workers’ Comp Lawyer in Glenolden, PA Can Help You
Every worker faces the risk of injury or death, even workers with low-risk jobs such as office workers. This is because a workplace injury or illness can happen to anyone—not just higher-risk workers such as construction workers, first responders, and other individuals. Anyone can slip, trip, and fall in a bathroom or an office kitchen. Anyone can also be injured by toxic mold in an HVAC system that should not be there. When situations like this happen, Pennsylvania law allows workers to recover workers’ comp benefits for their lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. While the claims process is fast and efficient most of the time, our workers’ compensation lawyers in Glenolden, PA, know that this is not always the case.
Here at Larry Pitt & Associates, our experienced and compassionate team can help you fight back when your claim has been denied or you have been offered minimal benefits that you do not believe fairly and justly compensate you. Learn more about how our experienced team of secretaries, paralegals, and skilled workers’ comp lawyers in Glenolden, PA, can help you by scheduling a FREE consultation.
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Do You Need a Workers’ Comp Lawyer in Glenolden, PA? We Can Help
All workers could be seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a workplace accident or due to a work-related illness. While most workers’ comp boards and adjusters will timely and fairly compensate you, that does not always happen. If you believe that you have received less workers’ comp benefits than you deserve, or if you are unsure how to maximize your recovery, call Larry Pitt & Associates to help you. We have dedicated over 40 years to helping injured workers and their families. Our experienced workers’ comp lawyers in Glenolden, PA, can advise you on rights during a FREE consultation by dialing (888)-PITT-LAW or (877) 748-8529, or by sending us a message through our easy-to-use contact us box.
What is Workers’ Comp?
Workers’ compensation is a benefits program that functions as an insurance program for employers. Nearly every employer must obtain workers’ comp coverage. In exchange for obtaining workers’ compensation insurance, employers are insulated from lawsuits arising from negligence in the workplace, meaning that injured workers cannot sue an employer or co-worker for their injuries.
Rather, injured workers who are hurt at work may recover compensation for up to two-thirds (2/3s) of their lost wages, medical bills, permanent injuries, specific benefits for retraining, and death benefits if a loved one dies. These benefits are intended to help individuals pay bills and support themselves or their families while they heal from a work-related injury or illness.
Can I Recover Workers’ Comp Benefits if I Was Partially At Fault?
Yes, workers’ comp is also a “no-fault” program. Meaning all that an injured or sick worker has to establish is that their injury or illness is work-related. That means a worker who may have caused his or her injuries can still recover workers’ comp benefits in almost all situations. There are very few other exclusions other than this requirement, and the other exclusions are usually obvious such as fraud or intentionally self-inflicted injuries.
Can I Commence a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Work-Related Injuries?
Yes, but against third parties who may have been negligent in causing your injuries and who are not your employer or co-worker. This means you could sue a contractor making a delivery to your place of employment or a faulty machine manufacturer by a company, but you cannot sue a co-worker or your employer. You may also sue a third party in a car accident when you are driving within the scope of your employment, which is also a common example.
There are very rare instances when you can sue your employer. Those include when your employer failed to get workers’ comp insurance and was required to, when your employer failed to submit your claim to the carrier on time, or when your employer assigned you a task that was almost guaranteed to seriously injure or kill you (very rare claim).