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

The greatest workplace injury lawyer in Pennsylvania

Larry and Phyllis, just want to personally thank you for going the extra mile to help me secure my case. Really appreciate everything you have done for me and my family. The greatest workplace injury lawyer in Pennsylvania!!

Brian Woodworth

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2019-07-16T17:21:23+00:00

Brian Woodworth

Larry and Phyllis, just want to personally thank you for going the extra mile to help me secure my case. Really appreciate everything you have done for me and my family. The greatest workplace injury lawyer in Pennsylvania!!

100% Best Workman’s Comp Firm in Philadelphia area!!

I had no idea what to expect with my workman's comp case. I am very pleased with the services I have received from Larry Pitt & his associates. 100% Best Workman's Comp Firm in Philadelphia area!!

Simon Carp

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2019-07-15T17:27:51+00:00

Simon Carp

I had no idea what to expect with my workman's comp case. I am very pleased with the services I have received from Larry Pitt & his associates. 100% Best Workman's Comp Firm in Philadelphia area!!

Thank You

My stars say it all! When I first injured myself, I did not know what to do. Thank you, Larry Pitt & Associates, for your help

Gloria Tucker

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2019-06-18T15:29:10+00:00

Gloria Tucker

My stars say it all! When I first injured myself, I did not know what to do. Thank you, Larry Pitt & Associates, for your help

Great Lawyer

Larry is a great lawyer. Whenever I had a question or needed help, he always called back personally to answer any questions I had. I recommend Larry Pitt.

Crystal Taylor

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2019-06-10T14:07:49+00:00

Crystal Taylor

Larry is a great lawyer. Whenever I had a question or needed help, he always called back personally to answer any questions I had. I recommend Larry Pitt.

Great Work

Great people are doing great work. I would recommend them.

Sherrie Andrews

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2019-06-10T14:06:53+00:00

Sherrie Andrews

Great people are doing great work. I would recommend them.

Extremely Attentive

Larry Pitt was extremely attentive & reliable!

Daniel Middle

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2019-06-05T18:06:45+00:00

Daniel Middle

Larry Pitt was extremely attentive & reliable!

“Fantastic Experience”

We had a fantastic experience with Mr. Pitt. The staff was helpful & friendly every step of the way for his workman's comp case.

Anna Diaz

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5.0
2019-06-04T13:35:08+00:00

Anna Diaz

We had a fantastic experience with Mr. Pitt. The staff was helpful & friendly every step of the way for his workman's comp case.

“Constant Contact”

Larry Pitt & Associate's represented me to the fullest. He kept me aware of my case at all times and was in constant contact with me.

Caren Whites

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2019-05-30T13:40:43+00:00

Caren Whites

Larry Pitt & Associate's represented me to the fullest. He kept me aware of my case at all times and was in constant contact with me.

“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

Regina Lopez

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2019-05-23T17:14:50+00:00

Regina Lopez

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

“Excellent Communication”

Excellent communication and accommodating staff at all time

Salvatore M.

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2019-05-16T15:09:58+00:00

Salvatore M.

Excellent communication and accommodating staff at all time
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