Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers nearly all Pennsylvania seasonal, part-time and full-time employees. It is a no-fault system that entitles injured workers to benefits such as medical coverage and income replacement for injuries and illnesses suffered on the job. Pennsylvania employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Regardless of fault, workers’ compensation will generally cover a injured workers’ medical costs and provide death benefits to the families of workers who suffer a fatal work injury. In return, employees may not sue their employer for work-related injuries.
Champions of the Labor Movement
Since 1945, Freedman & Lorry, P.C. has been fighting for the rights of working people and has a longstanding reputation as an innovative champion of labor. The firm has extensive experience in both labor relations and compensation cases for the sick and injured. Their dedication to the rights of workers has led to successful cases before the U.S. Supreme Court as well as other federal and state appellate courts. Freedman & Lorry, P.C. is responsible for a case that changed maritime law to benefit merchant seamen and longshoremen (Seas Shipping Co. v. Sieracki, 328 U.S. 35).
Why Use a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
A work accident can derail your normal daily routine and leave you incapacitated and unable to return to the job you once held. You may need physical therapy and ongoing treatment to fully recover. While you do not need a lawyer to file a workers’ compensation claim for your injury, working with an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer who knows the process and all its details can allow you to concentrate on your recovery instead of worrying about legal deadlines and technicalities.
Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies will not always recognize your work injury or occupational illness claim and may try to deny you the benefits you are entitled to by law. That is when aggressive and experienced representation can make the difference. By building an evidence-based, convincing case that demonstrates your medical condition, we can achieve the goal of obtaining the maximum benefits available to you. If necessary we will also demonstrate the future financial impact of your injury to you and your family so that your benefits continue to provide the support you need.
Some industries have their own form of compensation for injured workers. These include railroad workers, harbor workers and longshoremen, and employees of the federal government. Working with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney can ensure your claim is filed with the proper agency so that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
Under workers’ compensation law, you may not sue your employer for your work injury. However, if someone other than your employer was responsible for the conditions that caused your injury, you may be able to file a third-party claim for compensation. For instance, if your work accident was caused by a faulty tool, the manufacturer of the tool may be held liable for your injuries. At Freedman & Lorry, P.C., we will explore every avenue available to you to recover compensation.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. Represent Injured Workers
If you have been injured at work, you can trust the dedicated Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Freedman & Lorry, P.C. to recover the compensation you deserve. Call 888-999-1962 today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. From our offices in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill we provide skilled representation to clients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.