Scranton Work Injury Lawyers
Your Rights As An Injured Worker in Scranton, PA
The PA Workers’ Compensation Act promises you certain rights as an injured worker in Scranton and across the State.
Reporting the Injury
You have the right to report your injury to your supervisor/employer. You should do it as soon as possible, but the law gives you 120 days to file your claim.
You have the right to receive appropriate medical care for as long as needed. Your medical bills are compensated by your employer under the law.
Wage loss Compensation
If your work-related injury is causing you to miss work, you are entitled to receive wage loss benefits to protect your livelihood.
Specific Loss Benefits
You are entitled to receive additional benefits if your injury or illness results in the permanent loss of a limb or use of a body part or function.
If your work-related injury prevents you from returning to your previous job, you have the right to receive vocational rehabilitation to get training and job assistance services to enter a new work field.
Legal Assistance and Representation
You have the right to hire a work comp attorney to represent your claim and offer you legal assistance in court and during negotiations.
Protection Against Retaliation
The PA Workers’ Compensation Act prohibits employers from retaliating against you for filing a work injury claim. Any such attempt by your employer is unlawful and discriminatory and can be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
What Is PA Workers’ Compensation and Do I Qualify For It?
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation is a state-wide system of workers’ insurance designed to compensate injured workers in cases of occupational injuries and illnesses.
It’s a no-fault system and provides relief to injured workers in Scranton, PA regardless of who was at fault.
You qualify for it, if:
- You were an employee and not an independent contractor
- The injury or illness was work-related.
So, if you are dealing with an employer or insurer who claims you cannot be compensated because the injury is your own fault, they are misinterpreting the law. A qualified work comp attorney in Scranton, PA can quickly put things to right.
Don’t Be Forced Back To Work Early; Contact Cardamone Law!
One of the most awful things we witness as injured workers’ lawyers in Scranton, PA is when employers try to force their injured workers to return to work before they are fully healed or ready.
Not only this goes against the law but it also forces workers to prove that they are still unwell. This is not only frustrating but undignified, too.
If you have been a victim of this, know that you don’t have to give in to the pressure. The law is on your side and offers you time and resources to get better. Talk to our experienced injury attornies in Scranton, and figure out the best way to fight for your right to recovery.
How Does Cardamone Law Serve To Protect Injured Workers
We offer you the best workers’ compensation protection in 3 different ways.
- We are a boutique law firm — meaning, we are experts at what we do, and serve you with more attention and focus.
- We have Certified Work Comp Specialists. Our lead attorney Michael Cardamone is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist as recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
- We are financially leveraged. We can go after the big guys and have what it takes — in both acumen and resources — to come out winning.
If you are looking for work injury attorneys who know how to do it, call Cardamone Law offices and book your free case evaluation.