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Where to Reach Out for Worker's Comp Help in Philly

Apr 4, 2008
Construction and physical labor industry in Philadelphia is quite common vocation for many citizens. With it comes the possible risk of injury and the need for compensation that follows. If the employer cannot foot the lost wages, then a claim for workers compensation can be filed through the state of PA . There is a good deal of claims for workers compensation, and the steps and time frame can be hard and lengthy. The following information will go over some routes in finding more resources regarding Philadelphia workers compensation as well as those in the rest of the state of Pennsylvania.

The Filing Process

So according to the PA Workers' Compensation Act, almost all employers have to provide workers compensation coverage for their employees, which included even part-time or seasonal work staff. However, there are some who can actually either elect out of workers compensation and there are some workers who may be exempt such as: agricultural workers, volunteers, and casual workers. If you are one of these, and are injured, check to see if your company had submitted any compensation coverage or you can read further to source further help.

In the Pennsylvania government they have the forms with the prefix LIBC. After your employer was notified of the accident a LIBC-500 form is to be claimed. Note that you will want to tell your employer within 21 days of the injury to get the claim rolling. From there it's up to your employer to report to their insurance who will also report to the appropriate PA bureau in short order. After the form is dropped off with the state bureau, depending on circumstance, you'll receive notice prompts on what to do. Some of the language can get pretty heavy, and the compensation, if approved, is usually around the 100 dollars per week range. Some workers, depending on the damage and disability they are going through, will decide to litigate for further coverage.

Attorneys and Other Help

In Philadelphia it's certainly not hard to find those who want to help you when there is money involved. But it also should be a warning to be careful with who you choose as a lawyer if you are hurt and want to litigate for further workers comp. A good source if you are associated with the Union is to contact your local chapter. A chapter's site may actually have good references and may even have a flow of events for you to follow while referencing a WC claim. They may have someone you can call up for advice. Some attorneys give discounts on fees for union employees.

While looking for an attorney, as a precaution, check with the PA bar association before you obligate yourself to a lawyer. Make sure their practice is of a reputable sort (refer to the first paragraph).

When finding an attorney, try looking them up by location and type of litigation. For instance, if had an auto accident while on the job look under Philadelphia auto accident attorney or lawyer as a search term, or again check with the bar association index.
About the Author
The author, Art Gib, is a freelance writer. Daniel M. Jaffe (http://www.danjaffelaw.com/) is a Philadelphia construction accident attorney. He has represented individuals for 30 years, giving the individual great legal leverage and personal justice with legitimate litigation cases.
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