Your Safety Net After an On-the-job Injury
Some jobs are just dangerous. If you are building lead-acid batteries for the East Penn Manufacturing Company, your job could involve hazardous chemicals. If you work for Carpenter Technology Corporation, you may use lasers or welding tools. If are a nurse at Reading Hospital, you must be aware of sharps and biological waste.
Some jobs have less obvious dangers. A clerk at the Reading School District may suffer shoulder pain from hours spent entering data into a computer. A stocker at Giant Foods may break a leg when slipping on a wet floor, and a cashier at a Valero gas station may become a victim of a crime.
No matter where you work; you work hard. You give your job 100 percent and you do your best to prevent injury. However, if you are injured on the job, you expect your employer to return the favor.
Workers Compensation in Berks County
You may have a dangerous job, but Berks County workers who suffer on-the-job injuries can’t sue their employers. But, they can receive Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits. Injured workers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who caused the injury. Workers’ Compensation benefits in Pennsylvania cover the following:
- Payment of medical bills related to an on-the-job injury
- Weekly payments while you are unable to work
- Monetary compensation for permanent disability
- Vocational training if your injury leaves you unable to do your job
Most Berks County employers are more than happy to help an injured worker to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Medical bills are paid and benefits are received in a timely manner. Workers are able to fully recover before they return to work.
But, some companies put profits before people. These companies deny, delay or cancel workers’ compensation claims. You should consult an attorney if:
- It has been several weeks since you filed your claim, and you are still waiting for a decision.
- Your claim has been denied.
- You were paid less than two-thirds of your weekly wage.
- Workers’ Compensation did not cover your medical bills.
- Your benefits were stopped before you were able to return to work.
If you are having difficulty obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, call the Bulldog attorneys at Shor & Levin. Our lawyers offer free case evaluations to injured Berks County Workers. Call 866-462-8553 to schedule an appointment.
You Can Afford a Berks County Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
You’re injured and money is tight. There’s no budget for a lawyer. We understand. Shor & Levin represents Berks County injured workers on a contingency basis. You don’t pay us until we win your case.
The Bulldog Lawyers Proudly Represent All Berks County Workers
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Shor & Levin represent injured workers in Reading and the surrounding area, including Adamstown, Bally, Bechtelsville, Bernville, Birdsboro, Boyertown, Centerport, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Kenhorst, Kutztown, Laureldale, Leesport, Lenhartsville, Lyons, Mohnton, Mount Penn, New Morgan, Robesonia, St. Lawrence, Shillington, Shoemakersville, Sinking , Spring, Strausstown, Topton, Wernersville, West Reading, Womelsdorf, and Wyomissing. ships.