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Set Things Right: Workers’ Compensation Law

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Sadly, work conditions in Pennsylvania often present serious potential dangers to employees, and these can lead to major injuries. As noted on our website, 591,000 workers have suffered from work-related injuries between 2011 and 2012 alone.

The laws regarding workers’ compensation rights state that those who are hurt on the job are not required to pay their own medical bills. It is the employer’s duty to cover these expenses, and to grant compensation that will make up for the worker’s pain and suffering. The employer is also responsible for paying the injured person’s wages during the recovery period. In cases where the worker dies due to workplace hazards, the employer must compensate the deceased’s family.

The Process

Obviously, your first priority in dealing with a workplace-related injury or illness is to seek medical attention. Once this is done, your next step is to bring notice of your injury to your employer. This will require you to fill out a workers’ compensation form.

These forms can be quite complex, and may be difficult to fill out when you’re still recuperating. We suggest that you contact one of our workers’ compensation attorneys, who will assist you with the formalities and answer any questions you have regarding the injury and the compensation. We can help you move forward and strengthen your case.

Why Do You Require A Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

At Gay Chacker & Ginsburg, we have a number of attorneys with years of experience in the field of workers’ comp. We’ve seen different types of work-related injuries, and have represented many aggrieved employees. There is no case too big or too small for us. If you are denied compensation, our attorneys can help you file a lawsuit against your employer for denying compensation. We will fight for your fair treatment.

A workers’ compensation attorney will make a detailed study of your case and claims in order to assess the damage and loss caused by your injury. This way, we can learn more about the facts of the mishap, which can work to strengthen your case. These kinds of injuries are serious: in addition to being painful and expensive, they may have lingering or permanent consequences. This is often the case with spine and brain injuries. By hiring an attorney, you can greatly improve your chances of getting your life back on track.

Your employer’s insurance company will almost certainly have a great deal of legal support. However, with a workers’ compensation lawyer from Gay Chacker & Ginsburg, you can be sure that you’re getting help from a true expert in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law.

Pennsylvania’s Workers

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has determined that, as of January 1, 2014, the maximum compensation payable to injured employees under the Workers’ Compensation Actis $932.00 per week.

According to statistics, 85,560 workers’ injury cases were filed in Pennsylvania in 2010 alone. Since then, these numbers have only been increasing. Pennsylvania has strict laws protecting the rights of employees and we, at Gay Chacker & Ginsburg, have had 25 years of experience in seeing that these laws are respected.

Part of the advantage of contacting Gay Chacker & Ginsburg is that our firm also handles claims against any individual or company that may have caused the injury, including third parties unrelated to the employer. Our experience enables us to take a variety of different cases, including those in which laborers have been injured while working under contractors. Gay Chacker & Ginsburg has represented police officers and firefighters who’ve been hurt while in a city vehicle or in the process of heading to an emergency.

Call 215-567-7955 with your questions and the facts surrounding your injury. There is never a charge for your questions, and we only get paid if we win your case.

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