Anybody who sustains an injury while on the job should be able to count on receiving benefits through workers’ compensation insurance. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance carriers or employers delay or deny claims unnecessarily. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, we are here to help when you need a Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney. Our team will stand by your side to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and secure any compensation you may be entitled to.
Nearly every Pennsylvania employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. In Pennsylvania, workers’ comp is mandatory for all businesses that have one more employee on their current payroll. There are various exceptions to this rule, but most employees in Philadelphia should be covered if they are injured on the job.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are approximately 2.8 million total non-fatal work injuries or illnesses reported each year across the country. Workplace injuries are generally fairly minor and result in only a day or two of work missed. However, there are times when a work injury is more serious and may require extensive medical care and an extended leave of absence.
At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our workers’ compensation attorneys in Philadelphia regularly help clients who have sustained the following:
Our attorneys also help clients who have sustained work injuries that take longer periods of time to manifest. This includes repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome as well as other occupational illnesses, including respiratory diseases, cancers, cardiovascular illnesses, hearing and vision loss, and more.
There are various reasons why a Philadelphia workers’ compensation claim may be denied. Please understand that insurance carriers and employers often push back against work injury claims in an effort to save money. Some of the most common reasons for denials include claims that:
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an on the job injury in Philadelphia, you deserve to be compensated. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our team is here to help if your employer or workers’ compensation insurer has delayed or denied your claim. Our goal is to investigate the incident so we can secure the compensation you need, which can include: