Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have been injured in a work accident, our team at Rosenbaum & Associates understands the challenges you are facing. We are here to guide you through the entire workers’ compensation process to ensure you receive fair and just treatment. To arrange a free consultation today, call (215) 774-5509 or message us online.
Why Hire Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
- We have more than 25 years of extensive experience handling a wide range of workplace injury cases.
- We have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients.
- You can count on us to fight for your rights, and will only get paid when you do.
How Can a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help?
An attorney can play a pivotal role in assisting you with a workers’ compensation claim. This includes:
Comprehensive Understanding of Laws
A skilled attorney possesses in-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws and can offer insights into your rights and entitlement to benefits.
Filing the Claim
When initiating a workers’ compensation claim, an attorney can ensure the paperwork is completed accurately and includes all essential documentation. This diligence minimizes the risk of delays or denial due to administrative errors.
Your attorney will actively gather critical evidence to strengthen your claim, such as medical records, witness statements, accident reports, surveillance footage if available, and other documentation establishing the connection between your job and injury or illness.
A lawyer can skillfully negotiate on your behalf, advocating for fair compensation and preventing attempts to minimize payouts or deny your claim.
Evaluation of Settlement Offers
In instances where a settlement proposal is presented instead of ongoing benefits, your attorney can assess its fairness and alignment with your potential future requirements.
Assistance with Appealing
If your claim is denied, an attorney can guide you through the appeal process, including presenting additional evidence and legal arguments to reinforce the merits of your case.
In the event that your case proceeds to a workers’ compensation hearing or trial, your attorney will present your case in court and advocate for the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Protection from Retaliation
If your employer takes adverse actions against you, such as termination or demotion, for filing a workers’ compensation claim, your attorney can provide legal support to address and counteract the retaliation.
Types of Workers’ Comp Cases We Handle
Workers’ compensation claims can involve various work-related incidents, injuries, and illnesses. For example:
Injuries resulting from accidents at the workplace, such as slips, falls, being struck by objects, lifting injuries, heavy machinery accidents, electrocutions, and more.
When an illness or health condition develops due to exposure to a hazardous environment or substances. For instance, respiratory issues or cancer from toxic chemicals, occupational asthma, or hearing loss from workplace noise.
Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs)
Injuries caused by repetitive motions or overusing specific body parts can lead to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or bursitis.
Cases involving workers who drive as part of their job responsibilities (e.g., truck drivers and delivery drivers) and may be involved in a collision while on duty.
Assaults or Violence at Work
Instances where workers experience violence or assault while working may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits depending on the circumstances.
Injuries Caused by Defective Equipment
When machinery or tools malfunction due to defects, workers are exposed to the risk of serious injuries. These incidents can occur across various industries, ranging from manufacturing to construction.
Aggravation of Pre-Existing Conditions
Workers are eligible for benefits if a pre-existing medical condition worsens due to work activities or conditions.
Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is workers’ compensation?
A: The workers’ compensation system in Pennsylvania is designed to offer benefits to employees who sustain injuries or fall ill during the course of their work. Operating on a no-fault basis, this system ensures that injured workers can access benefits without determining fault or responsibility for the injury.
Q: Who is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits?
A: Workers’ compensation coverage in Pennsylvania extends to nearly all employees, encompassing full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal workers. However, independent contractors do not usually qualify for these benefits.
Q: What types of injuries and illnesses are covered?
A: Workers’ compensation provides coverage for a wide range of work-related injuries and illnesses, as long as it occurred during the performance of job-related duties or engagement in activities directly related to your employment.
Q: What should I do if I am injured at work in Philadelphia?
A: Call 911 if you are severely injured. Otherwise, report the injury to your employer or manager and then seek immediate medical attention. Your employer may provide a list of providers as part of their Medical Provider Network (MPN) for non-emergency situations. If you can remain at the scene for a moment, document any details you can of what caused your injury by taking photos or videos and asking witnesses for their contact information. After you are treated, request the necessary workers’ compensation claim forms from your employer, then consult a Philadelphia workers’ comp attorney as soon as possible. They can advise you on next steps and ensure you receive fair treatment from your employer’s insurance company.
Q: Can I be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
A: It is against the law for an employer to fire or retaliate against you for filing a workers’ comp claim. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or experience other adverse action, you may have legal recourse.
Q: What happens if my employer is uninsured and I’m hurt on the job?
A: You have the right to sue your employer if they do not carry workers’ compensation insurance as they are still responsible for paying for your losses related to your work injury or illness.
Contact Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
If you have been injured at work, don’t hesitate to contact Rosenbaum & Associates. We can help you navigate the workers’ compensation system and obtain the benefits you need to recover and move forward. Call (215) 774-5509 or message us online to arrange a free consultation today.