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Not all injuries are covered by workers' compensation

As every worker in Pennsylvania knows, when things start to go wrong at work, it can be extremely stressful. This can be even more the case, if the issue that arises results in an accident. You and other employees could be at risk of injury and may even have to take time off work to recover. This, in turn, can have a significant impact on your financial situation. Fortunately, you might be able to claim workers' compensation.

Your claim may cover some of your medical expenses and can even go toward retraining fees if you are unable to continue in your former position. If your accident left you with permanent injuries, you may also be awarded compensation for the effect of these injuries on your life. On top of all this, you could also receive remuneration for wages lost while you were unable to work.

However, as this article on personal injury explains, there are some forms of injury that a workers' compensation claim does not cover. This can vary somewhat from case to case, but some factors that can affect whether your claim is accepted can include the following:

  • Whether any laws were violated, leading to the injury.
  • Whether the accident resulted from a breach of company policy.
  • Whether you were impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.

It can seem like a complicated process, especially at a time when you may be more concerned with focusing on your recovery. However, a successful claim could help to relieve the financial burden of your injuries. Fortunately, it is not something you have to figure out on your own, as an attorney can advise you about how to proceed. He or she may also be able to support you through the legal process and help you reach a fair resolution to your case.

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