Were you injured at work in Langhorne? The Pennsylvania worker’s compensation program allows you to collect compensation to pay for your injuries and time away from your job. If your employer is in good standing with the program, you must use this avenue to pursue compensation. In most cases, you cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer for an accident that happened on the job.
Like any government program, worker’s compensation can present challenges to those trying to use it. The legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you face those challenges and receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our attorneys focus on worker’s compensation cases and serve the Langhorne area.
We offer free consultations and claim evaluations for new clients. To schedule a time to meet with a worker’s compensation lawyer in Langhorne, call Cordisco & Saile LLC today at 215-642-2335.
Cordisco & Saile LLC Helps You Fight for Worker’s Compensation Benefits
Under state worker’s compensation regulations, employees injured on the job are eligible for compensation to cover their medical costs, lost income, and other expenses associated with their injury.
Most employers are required to have worker’s compensation. In exchange for supporting the program, employers receive immunity from lawsuits by injured workers. If you get hurt on the job, you must use the worker’s compensation system to recover damages instead of filing a private lawsuit.
That said, if a third party—meaning someone other than your employer—was partially or fully at fault, you can pursue damages from them through an insurance claim or a lawsuit. Our attorneys can help you sue a third party for an injury at work.
Examples of non-employer parties that might bear responsibility for your work injury include private vendors, job site owners, heavy equipment manufacturers, and contractors. Additionally, if you work for a company as an independent contractor and not an employee, you might not have coverage under worker’s compensation and thus could be eligible to file a lawsuit.
At your free case evaluation, the legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC can review your situation and let you know what options are available.
You May Be Eligible for Several Benefits From Worker’s Compensation.
The Pennsylvania worker’s compensation program can be generous to workers hurt on the job, but you need the right legal team advocating on your behalf to make certain you win the full scope of damages for which you are eligible.
The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC will fight for a worker’s compensation settlement that could include the following:
- Medical Costs: Including hospital stays, surgeries and procedures, doctor’s office copays, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medical devices, prescription drugs, and more;
- Specific Loss Benefits: A specific type of benefit to compensate you for disabling injuries, such as the loss of a limb or finger, a speech or hearing loss, or another disfiguring injury;
- Lost Wages: Money to make up for the income you were unable to earn because you missed work while recovering; and
- Death Benefits: Paid to the surviving spouse or family members of a worker killed on the job.
Cordisco & Saile LLC Fights for the Benefits Injured Workers Deserve.
When you are pursuing a worker’s compensation claim, seeking benefits on your own is often fraught with unexpected challenges and frustrations. Chiefly among these is the fact that winning worker’s compensation benefits is not guaranteed, even if your injury is legitimate and you can prove it. Your employer might try to deny your claim. Our attorneys can help you stand up against these claims, so you receive the benefits you deserve.
A strong incentive exists for employers to deny worker’s compensation claims even though the money comes from an insurance fund and not the company’s own coffers. Like car insurance companies, worker’s compensation funds monitor the amount paid out on behalf of different companies. Each time an employee files a claim against an employer, the business runs the risk of incurring higher premiums to compensate for the money being paid out.
Your employer has several ways in which it might try to deny your claim. The most common is to allege that you were at fault for your injury. Even if the injury was indeed your fault—say, for instance, you were not watching where you were going and stepped into a crevice on a job site, breaking your leg—this alone is not grounds to deny a claim. If, however, you were intoxicated or behaving recklessly at the time of your injury and your employer can prove it, you could face a denial.
Another potential challenge, albeit small, is filing a claim only to discover that your employer is out of compliance with the worker’s compensation system. If that happens, we can pursue benefits on your behalf through the Uninsured Employer Guaranty Fund.
We can also help you pursue other compensation for which you might be eligible. This includes filing third-party liability claims or lawsuits against the other responsible parties in your accident. You may also qualify for monthly Social Security Disability benefits if your injury is severe enough to put you out of work for at least a year.
For a Free Consultation With a Worker’s Compensation Attorney in Langhorne, Call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335.
The legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you file a claim the worker’s compensation benefits you deserve after an injury in Langhorne. We want to put our resources to work for you and make you our next satisfied client. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team today, call 215-642-2335.