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Workers’ Compensation: Understanding What a Claim Involves

by Eric S. Nash on Jun. 13, 2017

Employment Workers' Compensation 

Summary: Workers’ Compensation: Understanding What a Claim Involves

A workplace injury can be devastating to you and your family. In addition to getting proper treatment for your injury, you can be burdened with medical bills and lost wages, making the need to timely file a workers’ compensation claim crucial.

If you are searching for a workers’ compensation attorney in the Philadelphia area, look no further than the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive representation and work with you every step of the way to make sure you get the full just compensation you deserve and are entitled to receive under the law.

You are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you suffered an injury while working or have fallen ill due to do a work-related condition or incident. Often times, employers try to force injured workers back to work before they have fully healed and they are still not physically able to perform the same job as before they were injured.  A workers compensation claim can protect an injured worker from being forced back to the job when they are not able to perform.  These injuries can be something simple or more complex. Here is a short list of some common workplace injuries:

  • Back injury
  • Broken bones
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Loss of a limb
  • Vision-related injury
  • Hearing loss
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Cancer

Unfortunately, some injuries can result in death. The surviving dependents of the deceased worker could also be entitled to benefits. Workers’ compensation laws have been established to protect the financial security of the victim and their family.

In the Numbers

According to the United States Department of Labor, there were approximately 2.9 million cases of non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employees in 2015. Just how prevalent were these cases?

The Department of Labor’s report states that a non-fatal workplace injury or illness occurs at a rate of three cases per 100 full-time workers, which is actually a decline from five cases per 100 workers in 2003.

Scope of Benefits

If you do find yourself in need of workers’ compensation benefits, you or your dependents can receive:

  1. Payments for Lost Wages
  2. Payments for your Medical Bills
  3. Medical Care
  4. Death Benefits
  5. Specific Loss Benefits

You also may be able to bring a claim against a non-work related entity for negligence and causing you harm, where you may be entitled to damages for pain, suffering, and loss of life’s pleasures.

Importance of Experienced Representation

Hiring an experienced workman’s compensation attorney in Philadelphia from a law firm such as the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash will provide you with results you seek. Our attorneys have a history of success when securing workers’ compensation awards. We understand what it takes to get you your just benefits and will be there for every stage of your case.

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