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Workplace Injury, Occupational Disease & Fatality

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act applies to all workplace injuries and occupational diseases occurring during the course and within the scope of your employment.  This could mean an accident that occurs during work, or in certain instances, before or after work.  It could also mean an accident that occurs during as special mission or request made by the employer, or even an accident that occurs during a workplace social event or activity. You have a right to compensation under the Act even if you have a pre-existing condition, such as a heart condition or a bad back, and you aggravate or worsen the condition at work.  Negligence, whether it is yours or your employers, does not prevent you from receiving benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act in Pennsylvania.  Pre-existing conditions and injuries caused “by your own fault” will not prevent you from recovering under the Act.

No matter what your injury, if you have suffered an injury or medical condition at work or as a result of your employment, contact the Philadelphia workplace injury lawyers at Pearson Koutcher Law to discuss your right to receive benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Our attorneys have years of experience representing injured workers in claims for all types of workplace injuries and medical conditions.