Why are workers' compensation laws necessary?

Every year in Pennsylvania, a huge number of employees suffer injuries at work, ranging from minor scrapes to life-changing disasters. Some are even left with permanent disabilities. Accidents can happen to anyone, no matter how careful you are. Fortunately, when they happen at work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. While this does not make up for the fact that you have been hurt, it can at least relieve some of the financial burden of that experience.

As this article on compensation claims explains, one of the main functions of workers' compensation legislation is to protect employers against litigation in the event that one of their workers is injured. This is largely because it is inevitable that some employees will be injured at work from time to time and it saves the employer from having to pay a fortune in damages for something that is not their fault.

It also protects employees who might not receive the compensation and support they deserve for their injuries if it fell to a complicated court case in dispute with their employer. With the existing system, the workers' compensation benefits are covered by insurance held by the employer. However, there are certain cases where litigation against your employer is possible.

Whatever the case, if you have been injured in an accident at work or you have developed an occupational illness, you might be able to claim compensation. An attorney can advise you about this and may be able to help you prepare your case and file your claim. With this guidance, you can focus on your recovery while your attorney assists you in pursuing the remuneration you deserve.

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