Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
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Were you or someone you know injured at work or obtained an illness from a work related situation? Whether you were injured at work and need assistance with your medical bills and compensation while out or are ill due to a work environment situation, the workers’ compensation systems are in place to ensure you are covered. Being represented in a worker’s compensation claim allows your mind to focus on your health while we focus on the rest.
Ruch & Shipon, P.C. and its affiliated firms can help you maximize the benefits you receive from Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability, and a possible third party case against another company or person other than your employer.
Types of Accidents in the Workplace
Some examples of work injuies accidents include:
- Scaffolding Injuries
- Electrocutions, Explosions & Burns
- Roof & Ladder Falls
- Crane Accidents
- Structural Defects & Accidents
- Heavy Machine Equipment Injuries
- Industrial Accidents
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals
- Back injuries from lifting or fallins
- Carpel Tunel injury to your hand from over use
No matter what industry it is that you work in, there is always the risk that you will experience an injury at work. Whether it’s from lifting a box, using heavy machinery, or slipping and falling, it’s important that you understand workers’ compensation so that you can cut your losses as much as possible.
The workers’ compensation plan has been in place since 1908, and it’s designed to provide workers with cash benefits and medical care when they have experienced a work-related accident. In 2013 alone, for example, the laws covered approximately 129.6 million workers and paid out approximately $6.5 trillion.
As it’s likely that you will not be able to sue your employer (aside from exceptional cases) for your injury since workers’ compensation provides you with the benefits, you must understand the system.