Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation – What Injuries Are Covered?

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Do you know if your injury is covered under Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?

The short answer to this question is your injury is covered if the accident occurred while preforming work duties. These accidents can be from a slip and fall, lifting heavy objects, or many other types of injuries. It is also important to know that the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers any work related injury regardless of a persons prior physical condition. And, something that most people don’t know, workers are provided the same benefits who contract any disease in the course of their work duties under Pennsylvania’s Occupational Disease Act. It is in your best interest to contact a Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Lawyer for a free consultation to get the help you need.

Work related injuries can include many types of accidents but here are a few common injures:

  • Head Trama
  • Neck Injury
  • Back Injury
  • Heart Attack
  • Face Injury
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Injuries including Wear and Tear
  • Burns and Lacerations
  • Brain Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Crushed Limbs and Bones
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Amputation
  • Electricution
  • Herniated Disk
  • Major Scarring

To find an in depth list of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation facts go the the PA Department of Labor & Industry.

You are covered for any occupational disease if it was contracted as a direct result of your job duties. Your disability must happen within 300 weeks of your previous employment in the job where you were exposed to the occupational disease. Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Laws have additional requirements for particular lung diseases including jobs working with coal, asbestos, silica and other dangerous materials.

Below is just a sample of what type of Occupational Diseases that are included:

  • Asthma
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Mesothelioma
  • Hepatitis
  • Hearing Loss
  • Lung Disease
  • Latex Allergy
  • Dermatitis
  • Contact with Hazardous Materials
  • Asbestosis
  • Breathing Issues

Contact A Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you have suffered a work-related injury or disease, contact the Travis Law Firm today. We can help if you have been denied compensation, are in danger of having your workers’ compensation benefits taken away, or are still hurt and your employer is demanding that you return to work. Our trustworthy legal team represents victims of work-related injuries and our workers’ compensation lawyers will fight for maximum compensation. Contact us in Erie, Edinboro, or Warren, PA today for a free case evaluation.