Worker’s compensation laws are designed to protect you if you are injured on the job, but employers don’t always follow through like they are supposed to. If you have been injured on the job and are worried about your rights, learning more about worker’s compensation can help you decide if you need legal assistance.
What Should I Get from Worker’s Compensation in Pennsylvania?
If you have been injured on the job, either in a single, specific incident or due to longtime exposure or occupational injury you are entitled to compensation for your injury. While each case is difference, you should be covered for the following items:
- Medical bills, including travel to and from doctor’s visits
- Prescription coverage or reimbursement
- 2/3 of your regular wages while you are not able to work
- Replacement of a portion of your salary if you are unable to return to work fulltime
- Compensation for permanent or disfiguring injuries
- Penalties if rules are broken by your employer or insurance carrier
Common Workplace Injuries
TO qualify for coverage your injury needs to have occurred at work; it does not need to be caused by an accident or a single incident. Conditions like occupation related hearing loss and carpal tunnel may be caused by your job, even though they do not happen overnight. Some of the most common injuries include falls, burns, broken bones, head and neck injury and even amputation.
What Happens if a Claim is Denied?
When your case is filed, you’ll need to provide details about what happened to file your claim. You will also need to have a medical evaluation to determine what benefits you can receive from your case. In some cases, your claim could be denied at this stage; insurance companies may also try to push you to settle for less than you deserve in your case.
A Westminster Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help
If you have had a claim that was denied, came out to be far less than you expected or have been offered an unfair amount, a Westminster workers’ compensation attorney can help. Contact us to learn more about your options or to discuss the details of your case. We represent injured workers just like you every day and will work hard to make sure you are treated fairly.