When you are hurt, injured or become ill while performing your duties as an employee, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance pays for medical care, rehabilitation and some wage replacement if you need to miss work. Aversa & Linn represents employees in workers’ compensation cases so that our clients can obtain — and maximize — the benefits to which they are entitled in the workers’ compensation system.
Work-related injuries or illnesses typically covered by workers’ compensation laws include:
- Carpal tunnel/repetitive trauma injuries
- Hearing problems
- Neck and back injuries
- Work-related emotional problems
- Work-induced heart attack or stroke
- Occupational diseases such as asbestosis and dermatitis
- Disfigurement and scarring of face, neck or hands
- Asthma or other work-related pulmonary conditions
- Loss of the use of limbs
- Eye injuries
- Work-related heart attacks
To obtain benefits, employees must file a workers’ compensation claim and adhere to all guidelines and timeframes. Contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at Aversa & Linn today to discuss your claim at 215-751-1717. They will handle all of the complex filings, paperwork and administrative matters so that you can focus on your recovery and get back to work.
Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation
Injured employees are often eligible for benefits arising from:
- Occupational Diseases
- Injuries Due to the Type of Employment
- Accidents on the Job
- Amputation or Loss of Use of a Body Part
- Scarring and Disfigurement
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
The workers’ compensation system provides for different types of benefits depending on the severity of your injury and based on the relevant time period involved, including:
- Medical/Hospitalization Benefits
- Specific Loss Benefits
- Occupational Disease Benefits
- Death Benefits
- Disfigurement Benefits
- Wage Reimbursement Benefits
Accidents and Injuries Eligible for Workers’ Compensation May Generate Additional Claims
Aversa & Linn handles both workers’ compensation claims (when you are hurt while working for your employer) and personal injury cases (when you are hurt on the job because of the negligence of an individual or company that is not your employer).
Workers’ compensation usually pays for medical bills and lost earnings, but the workers’ comp system will not always provide a sufficient recovery for pain and suffering, humiliation and loss of life’s pleasures. A separate claim for personal injury can provide a worker with the missing compensation he or she needs to be made whole after an injury.
Your employer may not always have your best interests in mind and workers’ compensation laws can be complicated and confusing. If you are injured on the job, you need competent legal representation to ensure you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits available to you.
When you call Aversa & Linn, our workers’ comp lawyers will discuss your work-related accident, injuries or illnesses with you. We will investigate and analyze your claim to determine answers to the following questions:
- Were you an employee at the time of the injury?
- Did the injury occur while you were on the job?
- What benefits are you entitled to receive?
- Is the injury permanent?
- Should you accept a settlement?
Not all of these issues can be resolved quickly and some can only be determined after your case has progressed.
If you have been injured or become ill at work — or because of the work you do — we can help. Contact us at 215-751-1717.
Large monetary recovery for worker whose finger was lacerated by a slicer while cutting lunch meat at a butcher shop.
PTSD from Construction Accident
Six-figure recovery obtained for a union worker’s post-traumatic stress disorder caused by witnessing the death of a co-worker in a construction accident.
Firefighter Falls from Height
Substantial six-figure recovery obtained for firefighter who was forced to jump from the second floor of a burning house and sustained permanent bodily injuries, including loss of vision and facial scarring.
Police Officer Injures Knee
Secured wage replacement benefits (under Pennsylvania Heart & Lung Act) for police officer who sustained a severe knee injury while responding to a call.
Worker Injured in Office Move
Six-figure recovery obtained for office worker injured during an office moving project.
Warehouse Worker Crush Injury
Large monetary recovery for warehouse worker crushed by a stack of steel beams being unloaded from a rail car.
Injured Sanitation Worker
Representing sanitation worker who injured his back and neck while throwing trash into his garbage truck.
Fatal Car Accident While Driving for Work
Representing wife and estate of an individual killed in car accident that occurred while driving as part of the course of his employment.
Injury at Supplier’s Property
Representing small business owner who was ordering materials for his business at a supply house when he sustained serious injuries after tripping over a piece of unsecured equipment.