Workers’ Compensation FAQ
If you are injured during the course of your job, regardless of whether you were negligent in causing the injury, you might be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. Each claim is unique but we have assembled a list of commonly asked questions and their answers in order to provide you with a useful starting point on your road to recovery. If you have any questions or are in need of experienced workers’ comp representation, please contact us at 570-800-2600. Our attorneys are available to speak with you 24/7.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance paid by businesses to provide benefits to employees who become ill or injured on the job.
What is a compensable injury?
In Pennsylvania, compensable injuries are those that arise during the course of employment, including the aggravation of pre-existing injuries and the acceleration of disease.
What types of injuries qualify for workers’ compensation?
Almost any injury or illness that occurs on the job could be covered by workers’ compensation but some of the most common claims include:
- Repetitive stress injuries (i.e., carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries (i.e., disc herniation)
- Exposure to toxic chemicals resulting in injury
- Joint injuries
Must the injury occur at the workplace?
No. Your injury or illness need only be job-related to qualify for workers’ compensation. Injuries that occur while traveling for business, running errands for your employer or even attending job-related social functions may qualify.
To how much compensation am I entitled?
Each injury is unique and courts take a variety of factors into consideration when awarding compensation benefits. At Steppacher Law we have more than 30 years of experience in advocating for our clients and helping them achieve the most favorable possible outcome. Recovery can range from hundreds of dollars into the millions but the excellent quality of work you will receive from Steppacher Law will never waiver. It would be our honor to assist you on your road to recovery.