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Injured at Work? How a Philadelphia Workplace Injury Attorney Can Help

Workplace Injury Attorney

When you’ve been injured at work, the primary responsibility for supporting you through your medical treatment and rehabilitation belongs to your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage. There is a well-established process in place that is designed to provide an injured worker with the compensation that they need for medical expenses and lost wages while at the same time protecting the employer from being the subject of a personal injury lawsuit. However, the availability of workers’ compensation does not mean that the employer or their insurance company will always be willing to approve the compensation you seek, and also does not prevent you from pursuing compensation from others who may be responsible for your injury. There are many times when a workplace injury can be the fault of a defective product, a toxic substance, or a third party such as a subcontractor or the owner of a property where you were working. In order to make sure that you are getting all of the compensation that you deserve, contact the lawyers at Philly Justice. We will review your case to make sure that all responsible parties are held accountable.

The workers’ compensation system is designed to be a no-fault source of compensation and replacement income for those who have been injured in the workplace. But the amount that is provided in temporary disability (and permanent disability) represents only a fraction of an employee’s previous compensation. It also makes no allowances for intangible damages such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment. Only a personal injury lawsuit filed against other responsible parties can do that, and that is why it is so important to work with a Philadelphia workplace injury attorney. At Philly Justice we will closely examine all elements of your injury in order to identify all of the parties whose negligence or careless actions played a role in your injury. There are many instances where a third party is involved, including when you have been injured by a defective product or material or when you have been in a car accident caused by another person while driving on behalf of your employer.

It is also important to remember that not all employers carry workers’ compensation insurance, and when this is the case you may have the option to file a lawsuit against your employer. The difference between doing this and pursuing workers’ compensation is that in a court of law you will be required to prove that the injury is the fault of your employer, where workers’ compensation provides you with compensation for your medical expenses with no questions asked about who is at fault.

Workplace injuries can be very complicated. That’s why it is so important to take the time to speak with an experienced, knowledgeable Philadelphia workplace injury lawyer. At Philly Justice we will listen carefully, reviewing your medical records and asking all the right questions about how you got hurt, then provide you with a clear picture of your rights. We are here to help, so contact us today.