Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Protecting Philadelphia Workers for More Than Three Decades

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act ensures medical and wage loss benefits for all individuals working in the state, with certain exceptions, including:

  • Certain agricultural workers
  • Casual employees
  • Domestic employees
  • Longshoremen
  • Railroad employees
  • Shipyard and harbor workers

Federal employees, shipyard and harbor workers, and railroad workers have workers’ compensation rights under other legislation. Agricultural workers are eligible for coverage benefits if their employer pays one agricultural worker wages equal to or greater than $1,200, or employs one agricultural labor employee for 30 or more days in the span of one calendar year. In addition, contractors are responsible for paying compensation benefits to the employees of any uninsured sub-contractor.

At Larry Pitt & Associates, we can help you understand how the laws might affect your claim. We understand every nuance of the Act and have successfully represented clients in all industries pursue claims. When you have questions, you can rely on our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers to get you the answers.

Eligibility and Benefits

Because the laws are so complex, it can be difficult to really understand how they might affect you. Some questions and concerns tend to pop up a lot. When people come to Larry Pitt & Associates, they tend to ask about:

  • Preexisting conditions. If you have a pre-existing or underlying condition that is aggravated or becomes worse due to a work accident, you are entitled to compensation benefits.
  • Occupational disease. In addition to receiving benefits for workplace injuries, you are also eligible for compensation if you suffer an illness because of exposure to chemicals, fumes, or other hazardous substances in the course of your employment.

Psychological injuries, such as those resulting from workplace stress, may also be covered, although proving such claims is very difficult.

  • Employer health care providers. An employer may require an injured employee to choose a health care provider from a designated list and receive treatment from that provider for an initial 90 day period. In order for this rule to take effect, however, the employer must properly post a list and give written notice to employees of their medical treatment rights before any injury occurs.
  • Specific Loss benefits. An injured worker who loses a body part through amputation, or loses a bodily function such as hearing or vision, may be eligible for specific loss benefits in addition to wage loss benefits.
  • Death benefits. If a worker dies due to a work injury within 300 weeks of the date of the injury, his or her family and dependents may have the right to receive weekly benefits and money for burial expenses.

Contact Larry Pitt & Associates for More Information Regarding Workers’ Compensation Benefits

For the last 35 years, the Philadelphia law firm of Larry Pitt & Associates has helped injured workers get the benefits they need to start their recovery. If you have questions about your eligibility for workers’ compensation in PA, or if you wish to schedule a free consultation with use, please call 1-888-748-8529 or fill out the contact form for more information about workers’ compensation. Larry Pitt & Associates helps throughout Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.

Testimonials

“100% Happy”

Best Workman's Comp law firm in the Philadelphia area. 100% happy with the outcome of my case.

Donna Elmwood

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2019-02-19T18:18:09+00:00

Donna Elmwood

Best Workman's Comp law firm in the Philadelphia area. 100% happy with the outcome of my case.

“Guided Me Every Step of the Way”

One of the BEST Workman's Comp Lawyers in Philadelphia. Guided me every step of the way, with the positive and negatives that could happen in my case. So happy I stuck with Larry Pitt & Associates
Melinda Matson
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2019-01-31T17:30:27+00:00
Melinda Matson
One of the BEST Workman's Comp Lawyers in Philadelphia. Guided me every step of the way, with the positive and negatives that could happen in my case. So happy I stuck with Larry Pitt & Associates

“Prompt Responses”

Cannot thank you enough for your prompt responses and for solving my problems without allowing me to go through any stress whatsoever. I greatly appreciate your help with my work injury case.

Michele Leap

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2019-01-28T16:20:04+00:00

Michele Leap

Cannot thank you enough for your prompt responses and for solving my problems without allowing me to go through any stress whatsoever. I greatly appreciate your help with my work injury case.

“Very Knowledgeable”

Excellent, efficient service!!! Very knowledgeable staff!! Highly recommend

Sal Vito

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5.0
2019-01-24T15:27:15+00:00

Sal Vito

Excellent, efficient service!!! Very knowledgeable staff!! Highly recommend

“I am 110% Happy”

Larry Pitt's team is very professional. I am 110% happy with the outcome of mt case.

 

Melissa Yonkers

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5.0
2019-01-18T13:32:01+00:00

Melissa Yonkers

Larry Pitt's team is very professional. I am 110% happy with the outcome of mt case.  

“Very Professional”

Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

Anna Diaz

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5.0
2019-01-15T14:51:34+00:00

Anna Diaz

Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

“They Go Above and Beyond”

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

Terri Delaney

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5.0
2018-12-10T13:17:05+00:00

Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

“Best Worker’s Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania”

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

Ryan Hoffman

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5.0
2018-11-16T18:57:03+00:00

Ryan Hoffman

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work.

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

D.R., client

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5.0
2018-11-16T16:12:21+00:00

D.R., client

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

“Thank you for being so professional..”

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

Annette P. Walls

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5.0
2018-11-16T15:51:00+00:00

Annette P. Walls

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"
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