Work injury is all too common. When someone is injured they need a PA workers compensation attorney. Some work injury, such as slips, falls, and accidents involving faulty equipment are a result of negligence on the part of the employer and a Philadelphia workers compensation attorney can help get the injured person compensated for their loss. The PA work injury lawyers at our Philadelphia office help those who have been injured make a recovery.
We all need to make a living, and we expect that our employers will make our places of work as safe and pleasant as possible. Other types of injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or the development of back and neck problems, come about because of the nature of the work and are not the employer’s fault. Employees who can no longer do their jobs because of a workplace injury worry how they are going to be able to support themselves and their families.
If you are injured while on the job, regardless of whether or not the injury was the result of your employer’s negligence, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Much like wages, these benefits are paid to employees who are out of work on a periodic (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) basis. These benefits are intended to compensate the worker for lost income and medical expenses incurred. Damages such as pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages that punish an employer for negligence, are not available in workers’ compensation claims. In exchange for receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you give up the right to sue your employer over your injury, even if it was your employer’s fault.
Most employees qualify for workers’ compensation, but some do not. For example, independent contractors and “casual employees” are not entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Also, your employer could attempt to suspend your benefits, reduce your benefits, or demand that you undergo a physical examination at any time. You should hire an attorney as soon as possible to determine what your rights are to receive workers’ compensation, and so that you have someone on your side if your employer tries to take your benefits away in the future.
At Levin & Zeiger, LLP, we understand that representing workers’ compensation claimants requires particular types of skills and knowledge, as well as ability to understand your rights as an employee. We understand these issues, and work with our clients, their friends and family, as well as their doctors, psychologists, long-term care planners, and others – to ensure that our clients receive not only the finest legal representation, but also the finest support and medical care.
Workers’ compensation claims are complex, and require attorneys who understand how to navigate the system, and who are willing to explain the status of your case to you every step of the way. At Levin & Zeiger, LLP, we investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has been injured at work, contact Levin & Zeiger, LLP, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at 215-825-5183 or send us an email via the form above.