In Pennsylvania, an injured worker may file a workers’ compensation claim. If your injury occurred during the course and scope of your job, you would be entitled to weekly or bi-weekly checks and payments for the accident related medical care. Oftentimes though workers’ compensation checks provide only “pennies on the dollar” compared to what the injured worker is used to receiving. This leads to injured workers being “short changed” and struggling to pay their bills, support their families, and live the life that they have earned.
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Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program designed to provide financial benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. Construction workers who are injured on the job are generally eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of fault. These benefits may cover medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and disability benefits.
If you are injured in a construction accident, follow these steps to file a workers’ compensation claim:
The deadline for filing a workers’ compensation claim varies by state. Generally, you must report your injury to your employer within a specific timeframe, often within days or weeks of the accident. You must also file a claim with the workers’ compensation insurance company within the state’s statute of limitations, which may range from one to several years. Consult with an experienced attorney, like those at Laffey, Bucci & Kent, to ensure you meet all filing deadlines.
Yes, workers’ compensation claims can be denied for various reasons, such as:
If your claim is denied, consult with an experienced attorney, like those at Laffey, Bucci & Kent, to discuss your options for appealing the decision.
While workers’ compensation typically prevents you from suing your employer for work-related injuries, there are some exceptions where you may be able to file a lawsuit, such as cases involving intentional harm or gross negligence. Additionally, if a third party, such as a subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or property owner, contributed to your injury, you may be able to file a separate lawsuit against them. Consult with an experienced construction accident attorney, like those at Laffey, Bucci & Kent, to discuss your specific situation and potential legal options.
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