Workers’ Compensation, which is sometimes called “Workers’ Compensation” or simply “WC,” provides benefits for workers who were injured or disabled in work-related accidents. Benefits are also available for workers who developed occupational diseases, or whose underlying illnesses were aggravated by their jobs. Additionally, Workers’ Compensation may be available for the surviving dependents of employees who were killed in fatal workplace accidents. Workers’ Compensation is available for most types of employees in Pennsylvania, including many individuals who work in Radnor Township.
If you or a loved one was injured, disabled, killed, or become ill due to a hazard or accident at work, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, which can help pay for medical treatment while providing support to compensate lost wages. However, the process of obtaining benefits can be complicated and confusing, particularly if your claim is improperly denied or your injury is improperly evaluated. Because of these obstacles, legal representation is crucial after an accident at work.
The Radnor Township Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Lerner, Steinberg & Associates have more than a century of combined experience helping injured workers get compensated for accidents in the workplace. If you or a family member was hurt at work or suffered an injury while performing your job duties, our attorneys may be able to help you get benefits. For a free legal consultation about filing a Workers’ Compensation claim in Pennsylvania, call Lerner, Steinberg & Associates today at (215) 355-6400.
Who is Covered by the PA Workers’ Compensation Law?
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation law is called the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. With a few exceptions which will be explained momentarily, the act requires all Pennsylvania employers to provide Workers’ Compensation benefits through private insurers or the State Workers’ Insurance Fund. This applies to S corporations, C corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, and even nonprofits. Seasonal workers, part-time workers, and full-time workers are all typically covered, with some exceptions for the following types of workers:
- Agricultural Workers
- Domestic Workers
- Federal Government Workers
- Harbor Workers
- Railroad Workers
- Shipyard Workers
Though the types of workers listed above are generally excluded from the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, it may be possible to obtain benefits through other channels following an employment-related injury. For example, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) offers legal protections to injured railroad workers.
In addition to filing a claim for Workers’ Compensation, it may also be appropriate to explore the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit. Though employees are generally prohibited from suing their employers for injury, this restriction does not pertain to lawsuits against third parties. For example, if you were injured by a defective piece of equipment at work, such as a defective ladder, forklift, or meat slicer, you may have a lawsuit against the company that designed, built, or sold the defective product.
As you can see, there are many different paths toward compensation for a workplace injury in Pennsylvania. Our Radnor Township Workers’ Compensation lawyers will help you explore all of the options that are open to you, working diligently to recover the greatest amount of compensation possible for your injuries, disability, medical care, and more.
Employee Benefits After Workplace Accidents
According to work injury statistics from the United States Department of Labor, millions of workers are injured every year in the United States. Some of the most common injuries include injuries caused by falling objects, injuries caused by slip and fall accidents, and soft tissue injuries, such as strain injuries and sprain injuries affecting the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Another common example of a soft tissue injury is “whiplash” (cervical sprain/strain), a neck injury that frequently occurs in rear-end collisions and other auto accidents involving company cars and commercial vehicles.
Though widespread, these are not the only types of injuries that occur in the workplace. Other common injuries in workplace and job-related accidents include:
- Amputation Injuries
- Ankle and Foot Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones (Bone Fractures)
- Carpal Tunnel
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Dislocated Joints
- Eye Injuries and Vision Loss
- Hearing Loss
- Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
- Knee Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Overexertion Injuries
- Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Wrist and Hand Injuries
Workers’ Compensation benefits are available for a wide range of workplace accidents and workplace injuries in Radnor Township. With over a century of combined experience, the Radnor Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Lerner, Steinberg & Associates have the skill, the knowledge, and the resources to effectively handle a range of complex claims, including claims related to:
- Building Collapse Accidents
- Chemical Spills
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Company Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Delivery Vehicle Accidents
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- Electrocution Accidents
- Exposure to Toxins and Pesticides
- Falls from Heights
- Fires and Propane Explosions
- Forklift Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Manufacturing Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- School Bus Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
Radnor Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help with Your Injury Claim
Workers in Pennsylvania have protected legal rights under state and federal laws. At the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation law firm of Lerner, Steinberg & Associates, our mission is to protect, uphold, and exercise those rights on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys can work to secure the benefits you deserve, so that you and your family can move forward without worrying about medical debt, lost income, or other financial hardships.
You may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits if you were hurt at your workplace, or if you were injured while performing your job duties. If you, your spouse, or a family member suffered a work-related injury anywhere in Radnor Township, including Garrett Hill, Rosemont, Strafford, Villanova, and Wayne, call the law offices of Lerner, Steinberg & Associates at (215) 355-6400 for a free legal consultation about work injury benefits in Pennsylvania. We are proud to serve injured workers throughout Delaware County, including workers in education, medicine, finance, hospitality, entertainment, transportation, manufacturing, construction, and more.