Workplace injuries in Pennsylvania are, unfortunately, quite common. This is one of the reasons why the state has a workers’ compensation in place, just like all other states in America. The concept of the system is actually quite simple: employers pay into the system like insurance, just in case a worker gets injured on the job. The trade off is that when an employer does pay into the workers’ compensation system, that employer should be shielded from liability for lawsuits by injured workers. The reality is sometimes quite different.
But, for the most part, that is the setup, and injured workers apply for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of fault – as long as there was nothing intentional. Unfortunately, as simple as the system is set up to be, sometimes applying for workers’ compensation benefits can get complicated in a hurry.
Make sure the information is right
Each workplace incident that causes an injury is unique. As a result, each application for workers’ compensation benefits is unique. Injured workers in Pennsylvania will want to make sure that they have received the right information about their own unique situation before they submit an application for benefits, and they may also need to keep up with the legal information if there are problems getting approved.
At our law firm, we attempt to help injured workers who are trying to get through the workers’ compensation process, as well as those who have been initially denied and who are appealing that decision. For more information about how we work to help get our clients the right information about workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania, please visit the workers’ compensation overview section of our law firm’s website.