Experienced Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Law Firm
Attorneys who fight for the benefits you need
If you were injured on the job in Philadelphia, you are entitled to receive workers' comp benefits, but the process can become complicated. Workers' compensation is paid for by your employer's insurance company. But these carriers often attempt to settle a claim quickly and for less than you deserve, or may even deny the claim. Don't let the insurance companies decide what happens next. Call (866) 326-0100 or contact us online for a free case evaluation with an experienced attorney at our firm. Our experienced Philadelphia workers' compensation attorneys have the vast knowledge and resources necessary to get results clients need.
As a law firm in Pennsylvania that has been proudly serving clients since 1990, we know how injuries at work can be devastating and can affect anyone in any occupation. Perhaps you're a carpenter, electrician or foreman injured at a Yorktown construction site. You may have been injured working at a Center City retail store or at an office building on John F. Kennedy Boulevard. No matter how or where you've been hurt at work, chances are you have more questions than answers: How will you pay for your medical bills? Can I still collect a paycheck if I'm injured? How will I provide for my family?
What Am I Entitled To Receive if Injured on the Job?
The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act provides for your medical expenses if you are injured or suffer a work-related illness. If you are unable to work, the Act provides for wage-loss benefits until you are able to return to your job. If you lost a loved one in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to death benefits.
Occupational diseases also are covered if the disease was caused by or aggravated by your employment. To qualify for benefits, the disability must have occurred within 300 weeks of your last employment in an occupation where you were exposed to the hazard.
If your workers' comp claim is approved, you generally would be entitled to receive about two-thirds of your average weekly wage (up to a weekly maximum). These benefits could be offset by other earnings or benefits you may be receiving.
Serious questions about Pennsylvania workers' compensation deserve honest answers. That is why we're here. For more than 20 years, our firm has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of injured workers in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania.
Statues of Limitations apply in many situations. That means you may only have a small window of time to file your workplace injury claim. Get in touch with us immediately if you or a loved one was injured on the job. A delay may affect your rights.
What types of injuries are covered in the event of a Philadelphia workplace accident?
Workers' compensation covers most injuries that occur at work. Exceptions include injuries caused while engaged in illegal activity, such as illegal drug use, or when injuries are self-inflicted. If you are intoxicated and that is a contributing factor in your injury, you may not be covered.
Some of the most common types of injuries sustained by workers in Philadelphia include back injuries, neck injuries, and repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Other common injuries sustained by workers may include:
- Joint injuries
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Asbestos exposure
Hurt on the job? Contact a work accident lawyer in Philadelphia today. After a Philadelphia workplace injury, you are legally required to report your injury within 120 days to be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. But filing a Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim can be difficult and confusing. We're ready to help. O'Malley & Langan has a comprehensive understanding of the workers' compensation process. We can help file your claim. We can appeal your claim if it's denied.