Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Have You Covered
Our Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys strive to provide our workplace accident clients with exceptional service and outstanding results through hard work, strong lines of communication and mutual respect. We make our clients our first priority by providing access to the cell phone number for the work injury attorney handling their case and scheduling meetings at the convenience of the client, whether at their place of residence or in our office. We are proud of our impeccable service and communication that results in long lasting relationships with our workers’ comp clients.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a program requiring employers to purchase insurance coverage to provide workplace compensation benefits to employees who become ill or injured on the job. Through this program, workers are provided such benefits as lost wages and medical care. In exchange, employers are protected from personal injury lawsuits by injured employees. While the federal government administers a workers’ compensation program for federal and certain other types of employees, each state has its own laws and programs for workers’ compensation, such as the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
What To Do After A Work Injury?
- Immediately report your injury or work-related illness to your employer or supervisor. Tell them you were hurt on the job as well as the date and location of the injury.
- Seek medical attention. You may need to see your employer’s doctor, which depends on if your employer maintains a panel physician list. Ask if your employer has such a list and, if they do, ask that it is provided to you immediately. If they do not have a list, you are free to treat with whichever doctor you choose.
- Know your rights. Contact the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers, at Pearson Koutcher Law and speak with a lawyer with expertise in workplace injury law. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping injured workers throughout Pennsylvania and will help you fully understand your rights as an injured employee and assist you in seeking the full Workers’ Compensation benefits you deserve under the law.
Workers’ Compensation Is “No Fault” Insurance
In a Workers’ Compensation matter, neither the injured worker nor the employer is determined to be at fault. The work injury benefits a worker receives is not decreased by the worker’s carelessness, nor increased by an employer’s negligence. However, an injured employer may lose the right to Workers’ Compensation benefits if the work related injury results from the worker’s intoxication from drugs or alcohol. Similarly, if the injured employee is hurt by his own actions or inactions intended to cause harm to himself or someone else, the employee may forfeit his right to recover under the Workers’ Compensation laws.
Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim Petition
Once the injured employee gives the employer notice of his work injuries, the employer or its insurance carrier must agree that the job injury or illness is work-related before injured worker benefits are paid. If the employer or insurance carrier denies the work injury claim, the injured worker must file a Claim Petition to be heard before a Workers’ Compensation law judge who decides which party will prevail.
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We’re known as smart, savvy, honest, compassionate, and effective job injury lawyers who are highly respected among other workplace accident attorneys, insurance adjusters, and judges in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. Most of our work comes from workplace compensation client and work injury lawyer referrals. We’ve both been recognized as Pennsylvania “Super Lawyers,” an honor given to only 5% of all lawyers in the state.
Let us put our decades of work-related accident experience to work for you, helping you navigate the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation laws. Our singular goal is to secure the maximum Workers’ Compensation and full injured at work benefits to which you are entitled. Contact us, Pearson Koutcher Law, today to schedule your free consultation for your Workers’ Compensation matter.
We believe that when we win a work-related injury case, it’s not just a win; it’s changing your life for the better.
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Workplace injuries can be the worst, causing financial strife and depression as well as debilitating pain. Pearson Koutcher Law’s work injury lawyers in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley will work to get you the help and medical care you need for your workplace injury. We offer impeccable aid when you need it most. Let us put our decades of workplace compensation experience to work for you, helping you navigate the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation laws in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, including the following locations: