People in Pennsylvania work many different types of jobs. Some are safer than others, but people can be hurt in almost any type of job setting. Some of the injuries are minor and do not have a big effect on a person’s life. However, others can require significant medical care and force the person to miss work and lose income as a result. This can be very devastating for the injured worker as well as their family, especially if the injured worker earns a significant portion of the family’s income.
There are a number of different ways that a person can be injured as well. They could be injured in falls, accidents involving machines, burns, injuries from repetitive motions, occupational diseases and many other different ways. Fortunately, if a person is injured at work, he or she may seek workers’ compensation benefits. This compensation can cover both the medical costs as well as a portion of the lost income.
Receiving this compensation can be more difficult than it may seem, though. People may be denied initially, may not receive the full amount of compensation, their benefits may be cut off prematurely or they may be pressured to go back to work prior to being fully healthy. However, it is important that people receive what they deserve, and that they are given the proper amount of time to recover. Otherwise, they may end up making the injury worse and miss even more time at work.
Unfortunately, many people in Pennsylvania are injured at work each year. These people can seek workers’ compensation benefits. However, these benefits are generally paid by insurance companies who will try to minimize the damages. It is important that people understand their rights and receive what they need. At Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, PC, we have handled many of these matters and understand what it takes to help our clients. For more information on this topic, please visit the workers’ compensation page on our website.