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Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyer

An injury at work can have devastating effects, both physically and financially. You might incur mounting bills for emergency care, hospital stays, surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and medication. Your injuries may keep you from working, but your bills won’t wait. Your predicament can be overwhelming, and you might wonder where to turn.

The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC will help you seek the compensation you need after a work injury. Getting this money can be long and complicated, especially without skilled and experienced representation. You need a top Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer to fight for the benefits you deserve.

How Cordisco & Saile's Work Injury Attorneys in Philadelphia Can Help You

Legal representation can make the difference in whether your workers’ compensation case or third-party personal injury claim is successful.

Insurance companies are not on your side, even though they want you to believe they have your best interests in mind. They hope injured workers like you won’t understand their rights so they can pay as little as possible or even deny a claim. This viewpoint is why we strongly recommend you seek the counsel of a knowledgeable Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney when filing a claim for a work-related injury or illness.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys aggressively fight for our clients’ rights with conviction and compassion. We understand what our injured clients are experiencing. That’s why we aim to win you the maximum compensation while allowing you to focus on recovery.

At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our award-winning attorneys have decades of experience advocating for injured clients throughout the greater Philadelphia region. The American Trial Lawyers Association, National Trial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and other prominent organizations have recognized our lawyers with some of the nation’s most prestigious honors and awards. Insurance companies know we mean business when they see our name. That’s because we get results with millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients.

We Find Who Is Responsible and Seek the Maximum in Compensation.

The first step to pursuing compensation for a work injury is identifying all responsible parties. The most obvious one to start with is your employer. However, they may not be the only person or entity responsible for your injury. Third parties can also be liable for your injury.

Pursuing compensation from an employer and a third party are very different processes. Workers generally cannot sue their employers. Typically, the only remedy available from an employer is workers’ compensation benefits.

However, if a third party was responsible for your injury, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Workers’ Compensation

If you work in Pennsylvania, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance likely covers you. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, so you do not need to prove that anyone was to blame for your condition. You need only prove that the injury or illness is work-related.

Unfortunately, getting the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve isn’t always easy. Employers and insurance companies have an incentive to deny or minimize claims whenever possible. For example, they can allege a worker was drunk or acting recklessly at the time of the accident. You need a skilled Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer who will fight for your rights.

Under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws, most employers must purchase a policy covering workers who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. Employers who do not have the required workers’ compensation coverage may face criminal prosecution. Injured or sickened employees can also sue uninsured employers outside the workers’ compensation system.

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Third-Party Claims

Besides your employer, one or more third parties may be legally responsible for your workplace injury. If so, we can pursue a civil claim for damages from that party, meaning we will either negotiate a private workers’ compensation settlement or take them to court.

Some of the third parties that might be responsible for a work injury include the following:

  • Equipment manufacturers: A worker is injured due to faulty equipment.
  • Site owners: A worker is injured while performing their duties on someone else’s property.
  • Contractors: A contractor makes a mistake that causes a work-related injury.
  • Drivers: A non-employee driver injures a worker in a vehicle accident.

One typical example of a third-party claim involves equipment. If your injury occurred while using defective machinery or equipment, the manufacturer may be liable for damages if the item malfunctioned or was improperly designed. You may be eligible to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer to recover your damages.

If a third party’s negligence has harmed you, you may have the right to file both a workers’ compensation and a third-party claim. We have experience handling these workplace injury matters to maximize total recovery for our clients.

What Workers' Compensation Benefits Can I Collect?

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides that if you suffer a work-related injury or illness, you are entitled to medical care, including physician appointments, essential surgery, physical therapy, and medication.

Many workers cannot return to work either temporarily or permanently, especially if they have sustained a serious condition, such as a head injury. You are entitled to wage replacement benefits equal to two-thirds of your average weekly wage, up to a maximum benefit. In 2024, the maximum weekly benefit is $1,325.

Once you are medically stable, you may be entitled to additional benefits. For example, specific loss benefits are available for the total loss of use of a body part or amputations. Meanwhile, death benefits are available to eligible relatives of a deceased worker who died in a work-related accident.

Does It Matter How My Work Injury Occurred?

According to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Annual Report, Philadelphia County saw 10,495 work-related injuries and illnesses in 2020. The top three industries for workplace injuries in the city included:

  • Education and health services
  • Public administration
  • Trade, transportation, and utilities

Our firm has won significant settlements for many workplace injury claim clients. We have secured damages for the following types of injuries:

The type and severity of injury you sustain will factor into the kind of claim and damages available to you. We can assist you in determining your claim’s worth and what type of compensation to pursue.

We will investigate your injury, identify the responsible parties, and build a compelling case. We can even seek damages if you have suffered a repetitive stress injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, at a desk job.

What Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits Can an Attorney Help Me Receive?

A work-related injury can prevent you from caring for yourself and your loved ones. Our workers’ compensation lawyers understand how much our clients depend on various types of support, and we will do everything possible to help you get back on your feet. Some workers’ compensation benefits we can help you collect include:

  • Temporary Partial Disability, or TPD: If you are temporarily assigned to restricted or light duty, you typically will receive two-thirds of the difference between your current wage and your pre-disability average weekly wage.
  • Temporary Total Disability, or TTD: If you temporarily cannot return to your job, you typically will receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage.
  • Permanent Partial Disability, or PPD: If you have permanent partial disability after your medical condition has stabilized, you are entitled to additional payments.
  • Permanent Total Disability, or PTD: If you suffer a permanent disability and are completely incapable of ever working again, you will receive PTD benefits at the same rate as TTD.

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What Are the Reasons for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim?

You may want to file a workers’ compensation claim for several reasons. Workers’ compensation will pay for your medical care if you are injured at work and require medical treatment. However, you generally must use your employer’s designated doctor for the first 90 days.

You also should file a work injury claim if you will miss time from work or have permanent limitations because the system entitles you to lost wages and other financial benefits. Even if you believe a third party was responsible for your injuries, you should still file a workers’ compensation claim.

The hours and days following a work-related injury can be stressful and confusing. The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC can advocate for your rights and help you file a claim promptly.

Get Help With Your Work Injury Claim Today

Workplace injuries can create both physical and emotional consequences. As such, the possibility of collecting full and fair workers’ compensation benefits and financial compensation can be an invaluable lifeline for anyone struggling to cope with an injury.

However, seeking workers’ compensation in Philadelphia or filing a third-party claim can be daunting and stressful for injured workers. Thousands or even millions of dollars could be at stake.

At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to. We also handle all the paperwork and details so you can focus on your recovery and your family.

Your initial consultation is always free. We do not get paid until we win money for you. Call 215-709-5860 or contact us online today for an appointment and get started on your case.

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