Although many businesses have been affected by the Order of the Governor in response to the Covid-19 virus the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system remains open and available to help those injured at work.

We also possess the technology to support remote work efforts and we want to reassure you that we remain fully operational and responsive to all of your legal needs.

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic our firm has decided to WAIVE ALL WEEKLY ATTORNEY FEES for every new Workers’ Compensation client for the rest of 2020.  We want to do our part to give back to the community.  We will continue to reduce our fees on ALL lump sum settlement as well.

Stay healthy.  If you need answers or help, please call us, reach out to us though this web site or email us directly at: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Am I really eligible for workers’ comp for this type of accident?

When you think of a workers’ compensation claim, you probably think of straightforward, clear-cut cases. For example, throwing out your back after doing some heavy lifting, or suffering a severe cut while using a knife or box cutter. But what about other types of injuries? Can you recover workers’ compensation even if you’re entirely to blame for the accident?

Is the injury work-related?

If you were to break the workers’ compensation system down to its bare bones essence, the only real question of whether workers’ comp covers an injury is whether the injury was work-related. Workers’ comp doesn’t care about placing blame. It doesn’t matter if you were at fault or if your employer was entirely at fault for the accident, you should still be eligible to recover workers’ compensation benefits.

The other side of the coin is that a blameless system largely limits your recovery to benefits provided through workers’ comp. You can’t sue your employer for any additional damages. However, this also protects you from additional civil action if the accident was your fault.

Of course, things are rarely so simple

While the workers’ compensation system appears straightforward, it wouldn’t be a legal topic if it weren’t complicated. There can be a lot of debate over whether an injury or illness is really work-related. You can easily have a valid claim denied. You should always discuss your options with a skilled professional.