Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N

How does Pennsylvania treat workers' compensation?

Workers' compensation is one of the most important benefits of any job, both for employers and employees. For employees, it is important because it ensures that they will not be abandoned by their employer and left financially destitute if they suffer an injury on the job. For employers, it encourages employees to give 100%, safe in the knowledge that they will be taken care of.

As important as workers' compensation benefits are, just like many other legal areas, the specifics change depending on the laws of the state. Pennsylvania's workers' compensation laws are slightly different that the workers' compensation laws of any other state. For example, different people could be eligible for workers' compensation coverage in different states depending on the how the law views such benefits.

In Pennsylvania, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation is the state body in charge of workers' compensation, and under Pennsylvania law, only casual employees are not eligible for coverage. Casual employees are generally considered employees who do not work structured or regular hours. This means that for the most part, a person who is paid by another party on a regular, structured basis to perform a particular service or services is eligible for workers' compensation benefits.

It is not a bad idea to ask about workers' compensation benefits before accepting any offer of employment, but if you are unsure of your rights or whether or not you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, you may wish to consider contacting an attorney. Legal assistance could provide you with a better idea of who is entitled to workers' compensation, and may help you make a more informed decision about your future employment opportunities. Legal aid might also help you take advantage of workers' compensation benefits to which you are already entitled.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Cranberry Twp Law Office Map

400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Suite 102
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation