If you suffer a work-related injury and are unable to work as a result, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits such as wage loss benefits and medical benefits. But how do you know if your injury is truly work-related?
A knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer from the law firm of Jeffrey S. Gross can help you determine whether your injury is work-related and make sure you get the full compensation you are entitled to.
The idea of “work-related” seems simple, but seemingly subtle issues surrounding an injury can result in the injury not qualifying for workers’ compensation benefits.
For example, if an employee is injured picking up lunch on his or her break, his or her injury likely does not qualify as “work-related.” However, if he or she is injured on his or her lunch break in the company’s cafeteria, the injury may be considered “work-related.”
An employee traveling on his or her way to work will likely not be covered, but an employee on a business trip likely will be covered. Likewise, injuries that take place at company-sponsored events are likely to be considered work-related.
If you have questions about your work-related injury, you have come to the right place. Our firm is led by a certified workers’ compensation lawyer who has been protecting the rights of injured workers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for more than two decades.
To learn more about how we can help, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation with an attorney. We handle cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.