Workers' Compensation Attorney in Abington, Pennsylvania

An accident at work can happen in the blink of an eye. Any kind of job—even ones considered less labor-intensive than others—can cause serious injuries. If this occurs, it’s natural to feel frustrated. After a workplace accident, your personal and professional life is changed in an instant. Who wouldn’t feel overwhelmed?

You don’t have to go through this alone. As a workers’ compensation law firm in Abington, Pennsylvania, we work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected as we seek the financial benefits you deserve. Set up a time to speak with Attorney Kaufman to start on your path forward. 

Kinds of Injuries Covered in Workers’ Compensation

Pennsylvania workers' compensation laws provide coverage for all types of work injuries, even ones you might not have thought of as covered. In addition to common low back injuries, the following injuries may be covered in Pennsylvania:

  • Aggravation of pre-existing conditions
  • Exposure to COVID-19
  • Injuries caused by repetitive work, such as carpal tunnel and tennis elbow
  • Heart attacks while working or as a result of job stress
  • Psychological injuries caused by abnormal work conditions or as a result of physical injuries
  • Illness from exposure to chemicals and mold
  • Occupational diseases (silicosis, firefighter cancer, and heart diseases)
  • Concussion and traumatic brain injuries
  • Hearing loss caused by exposure to noise
  • Scars to the face and neck
  • Eye injuries and vision loss
  • Amputations
  • Injuries sustained while traveling for work
  • Hernias
  • Injuries occurring on company parking lots or in company vans
  • Injuries due to workplace assaults

The list goes on and on. Not sure if your injury is covered? Reach out to us. We’ll listen to your story and see how we can help.

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What Should I Do If I Get Hurt on the Job?

You should always provide immediate notice to your supervisor if you are injured on the job, even if you think you are going to be okay in a few days or will not need to miss work. If possible, ask to fill out an incident report. It’s tempting to wait and see how your injury plays out before giving notice to your employer. This is not your best option. Here’s why you should act as quickly as possible after an injury at work: 

  • Just because you feel fine immediately after an accident does not always mean that you are uninjured. Sometimes you go to bed fine, but wake up the next day—or the next week—feeling horrible. Tolerable pain may progressively worsen.
  • Waiting days or weeks to report an injury makes the insurance company think that you were injured at home or that you have some other reason for inventing a claim. 
  • Some employers have lists of approved doctors you may visit following a work injury. Usually, those medical visits are covered at no cost to you. If you wait too long, you may not be eligible. 
  • Often, well-meaning and honest people keep working in pain after they are injured. They don't want to rock the boat by reporting an injury. As a result, they don't meet work quotas. This often results in a performance warning or even termination.

After you report the injury to your employer, contact a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer. Since 1999, our attorney has dealt exclusively with workers’ compensation cases in Pennsylvania, including Willow Grove, Warminster, Jenkintown, and the rest of our state. Let us fight on your side when you need it the most.

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you’ve been hurt at work, Pennsylvania law provides for payment of wage loss, medical benefits, and more. Get in touch with us at Kaufman Workers' Compensation Law in Abington to see how you might be entitled to the following: 

  • Reimbursement of wages from the job that caused your injury
  • Reimbursement of wages from any other jobs you held
  • Medical benefits to cover doctors, physical therapy, specialist visits, surgery, medications, and devices like canes and knee braces
  • Specific payments for vision loss, hearing loss, and scarring
  • Fatal claim benefits payable to spouses, children, and dependents to replace the earnings of the loved one who they relied upon
  • Fatal claim benefits to cover funeral expenses

There is never a charge for you to meet with our team. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that no attorney's fees will be paid unless and until you win your case.

Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Abington, Pennsylvania

If you have been injured on the job, you might not know where to start. Let us help. Jenifer Dana Kaufman gives each client the personal attention they need during this difficult time, proudly representing injured workers throughout Pennsylvania. If you live in Willow Grove, Warminster, Jenkintown, Cheltenham, or Horsham-Hatboro, set up a free appointment with our attorney.