Workers in Pennsylvania know that being injured at work can be extremely inconvenient. However, most are also aware that they may be able to claim compensation for such an injury. While this does not make up for being hurt, it can at least reduce the financial impact of the incident. Even so, something not everyone realizes is that there are various ways to win compensation for workplace injuries.
In general, it is sensible to make a workers’ compensation claim. However, there are also cases where it is possible to file a lawsuit against your employer, depending on how your injuries came about. There is also the possibility that you may be able to make a claim on your insurance. Nevertheless, it is important to weigh up your options carefully as some of these awards can offset others, affecting the final amount you receive.
It is also important to note that you do not need to have been in your workplace when you were hurt, provided you were conducting a work-related activity. This could include making a delivery or even participating in a work-related event, such as an employee softball game. Furthermore, even minor injuries can qualify so do not be afraid to explore your options.
If you have been injured in any of these ways or, indeed, in any other work-related accident, there are many ways to go about pursuing compensation. Our page on Personal Injury has more detailed information about the options available to you. Meanwhile, you might also find an attorney’s advice to be helpful. He or she can evaluate the details of your case and may be able to support you as you seek fair remuneration for your injuries.