Some Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Basics: Work-Related Injuries

For 112 years, Powell Law has represented all types of workers in workers’ compensation cases. The Pennsylvania legislature enacted laws that created a workers’ compensation system for the benefit of workers injured on the job. If you have any questions about a potential claim for workers’ compensation benefits, the attorneys at Powell Law have the necessary expertise and experience to handle any type of workers’ compensation case. Call today to consult with an experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney.

The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system contains many rules, regulations, and procedures by which all claimants must abide. Many claimants are using the system for the first time and unfamiliar with certain directions, deadlines, and delays. A workers’ compensation attorney experienced in dealing with this long array of mandates and requirements can eliminate much of the stress associated with the claims application process.

Workers’ compensation insurance coverage pays for all hospital and other associated medical costs to treat a work injury, including, but not limited to, the costs of surgery, x-rays, MRIs, prescription medication, and medical supplies. Coverage also provides wage-loss benefits to the injured worker while unable to work at a rate that is typically two-thirds (2/3) of their gross weekly wages. All medical expenses related to the work injury are paid by workers’ compensation rather than a private health insurer.

In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation benefits are available to injured workers, regardless of fault. However, some circumstances exist where an employee will not be eligible for coverage. These involve injuries that occur because the employee is:

  • involved in committing a serious crime;
  • intoxicated or using illegal drugs;
  • not on the job;
  • violating company policy; or
  • incurring a self-inflicted injury.

Our attorneys prioritize making our clients feel comfortable and stress-free throughout the claims application process. We focus on providing clients with all of the necessary information to understand the important, relevant issues that arise in a workers’ compensation case. Powell Law’s unsurpassed qualifications make it an obvious choice for representation in a workers’ compensation case in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Contact Powell Law at call (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE.


Some Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Basics: Work-Related Injuries

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