Many accidents happen while at work. In Pennsylvania thousands are hurt every year while they are at work. Workers’ Compensation is designed to recover an employee’s economic loss during their period of recovery.
The term “workers’ compensation” refers to a system of laws outlining specific benefits to which injured employees are entitled, and the procedures for obtaining such benefits. Every state has its own workers’ compensation laws, which are contained in statutes, and vary somewhat from state to state. In addition, there are special, federal workers’ compensation laws for employees of the federal government and other, specific types of industries.
Under the law in Pennsylvania, every business must have some form of workers’ compensation insurance to cover injured employees. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is similar to filing an insurance claim; it isn’t a lawsuit against an employer, but rather a request for benefits. If you have been injured at work, there are specific time limitations in which to file a claim. Not filing timely may affect your rights.
Even if you do not have legal status in the United States, you may be able to file and receive workers’ compensation benefits. Attorneys experienced in workers’ compensation law can explain the complexities of workers’ compensation and help you secure the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
At Maturano & Associates, we, and the attorneys with whom we work, have seen almost every type of work related injury from broken bones to carpal tunnel syndrome in varying industries, from construction to industrial to heath care workers comp. No matter the type of injury, we will try our best to help you receive the maximum benefits allowed by law.
Call Maturano & Associates today and let us help you with your workers’ compensation case!