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What Is Workman’s or Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation in PA and other states is a system designed to protect both injured workers and their employers. While you’re a qualified employee, your employer pays a workers’ compensation insurance carrier for your coverage. You do not have to pay for this out of your wages. If you are injured on the job or contract an illness on the job, you’re covered by workers' compensation, which pays for necessary and reasonable medical costs. Workers’ comp also offers wage-loss benefits in some cases.

The idea is that PA workman's comp policies are meant to protect the employer from being sued by their workers. In the event of a work-related accident or illness, workers apply for workers’ compensation rather than suing their employer. No matter who was at fault, workers are supposed to promptly receive benefits so they can pay for medical costs and can get some form of income if they can’t work. Coverage extends to occupational diseases such as mesothelioma, cancers, lung diseases from dust or silca and many more.

The workers’ compensation system is designed to spare both parties the cost and time-consuming process of a legal claim, but many injured workers find that the system does not help them. Many workers turn to workers’ compensation lawyers in Pennsylvania because they face common problems such as:

  • Their legitimate claims being denied.
  • Their injuries being downgraded by employer doctors.
  • Late benefit checks.
  • Benefits smaller than what they should be receiving.
  • Incorrect injury descirptions (no it’s not a sprain).
  • Real Help for Workers’ Compensation Issues in PA

    If you need Pennsylvania workman's compensation lawyers for your claim, contact My Comp Lawyers. All the attorneys at My Comp Lawyers specialize in workman’s compensation and are certified workers’ compensation professionals. If you’ve been injured on the job, an attorney at My Comp Lawyers can:

  • Listen to your concerns and answer your questions.
  • Help you understand how workers’ compensation laws affect your case — and what can be done about it.
  • File paperwork and other necessary information regarding your claim.
  • Deal with the parties involved in your case — including nurse case managers, insurance adjusters, vocational experts and more.
  • Gather and analyze all the paperwork and documentation about your case (including payroll records, medical records and more) to help bolster your case.
  • Appear before a workers’ compensation judge, the Commonwealth Court or the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as your case works its way through the legal system.
  • Prepare you for your testimony in court.
  • Find any professionals you need for your case — such as vocational experts.
  • Help in any other way related to your claim.
  • Our specialized focus on workers’ compensation and our iron-clad commitment to our clients have helped us to create a reputation for caring and have helped us secure more than $50 million on behalf of our clients. Contact My Comp Lawyers today to find out what we can offer as you start healing from your injury.

    You can contact us 24/7 for information on legal rights for injured workers. Please call 1-800-875-1015

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