Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Representing Injured Workers Throughout the Area Since 2000
No one should have to fear being injured while at work. Unfortunately, work-related accidents are an all-too-common reality. Whether you work in a fairly dangerous industry, such as construction, or you are at a relatively low risk of being injured on the job, anyone can be involved in a work-related accident or develop an occupational disease. When this happens, there are protections in place to help workers receive benefits to help with the cost of medical care and lost wages.
If you were injured at work or as a result of your work-related duties, reach out to Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC as soon as possible. Our Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys can help you with every aspect of your claim, from initial filing to appealing a denial. Since 2000, we have dedicated our practice to helping injured individuals and workers throughout Pennsylvania seek their rightful benefits, and we are ready to help you, too.
Contact Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC online or call our office at (800) 513-8941 today to learn more about how we can help you with your workers’ compensation claim. Your initial consultation is free.
What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available?
The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system, meaning you do not have to prove that your employer or anyone else was negligent in order to recover benefits. As a tradeoff, however, workers’ compensation benefits are somewhat limited.
In Pennsylvania, an eligible employee can seek the following workers’ compensation benefits:
- Health Care Benefits: This covers all costs associated with medical care for your work-related injuries, including but not limited to emergency treatment, ambulance fees, surgeries, medications, and physical rehabilitation therapy. It also covers the costs of transportation to and from medical appointments.
- Partial Disability Benefits: A form of wage replacement, these benefits are meant to compensate workers are unable to work at full capacity for a period of no more than 500 weeks. You may be able to receive partial disability benefits if you are able to conduct light duty work or another form of work while you are recovering from your injuries.
- Total Disability Benefits: If you are unable to return to work at all while healing from your injuries, you should be eligible for total disability benefits. There is no time limit on this type of wage replacement benefit.
- Permanent Injury Payments: These benefits compensate workers when they lose function of a body part or lose the body part entirely through amputation. The duration of these benefits varies depending on numerous factors, including the employee’s impairment rating.
- Death Benefits: When a worker dies as a result of an on-the-job injury or occupational illness, certain surviving family members/beneficiaries are entitled to see death benefits through the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system.
Our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers can help you understand your rights, including the benefits you are entitled to receive following your work-related injury or illness. If you have been injured at work and are unsure of what to do next, contact us right away for a free consultation.
What to Do After a Work-Related Accident
If you are injured while at work or while conducting any duties related to your employment, the first thing you need to do is seek prompt medical attention. Once you have been treated for your injuries, you must then notify your employer of the accident and your injuries within 21 days. You and your employer must agree on compensation within seven days of your injury, and you have three years to file your claim petition and seek workers’ compensation benefits.
As soon as possible after the accident, contact a workers’ compensation lawyer. Having an attorney on your side can help speed up the process and ensure that you do not make any mistakes that could affect the outcome of your claim. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, your attorney can help you with the appeals process. Having an attorney who already knows the ins and outs of your case could be extremely beneficial during the appeals process.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you have been injured at work, time is of the essence. It’s important that you do not delay if you wish to recover benefits. These benefits can greatly ease your stress as you attempt to navigate your physical recovery and keep up with day-to-day expenses while you are out of work.
We encourage you to get in touch with our legal team at Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC as soon as possible to learn how we can help you with the legal process. We offer free initial consultations and offer most of our personal injury and workers’ compensation services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we are successful in your case.