Workers’ Compensation

What is workers’ compensation?

In Pennsylvania, the Workers’ Compensation Act ensures that most workers who sustain on-the-job injuries or illnesses receive medical attention and compensation for lost wages. Every employer should have the workers compensation procedures prominently posted in a public area.

Why do I need an attorney to receive workers’ compensation?

Although state law mandates that most employees are covered by workers’ compensation, the reality is that injured or sick workers are sometimes treated unfairly or denied benefits by their employers or the insurance companies handling their claims.

We have decades of experience helping injured workers obtain the compensation that they deserve. When third-party negligence causes a worker’s injury, we can also help you pursue damages through legal action.

I was injured at work. What should I do?

Following a workplace injury, it is crucial that you notify a supervisor, right away, stating only the facts surrounding the incident.

If you fail to report an injury immediately after it happens, then there is no proof that it took place during work hours.

Sometimes people suffer what seems like a very minor injury at work—a tweaked knee or slip and fall—and do not file a report. If that injury lingers or grows worse, the employer might deny that it is work related.

At what point should I call a lawyer?

A worker should always contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an injury occurs.

It costs nothing to consult with the workers’ compensation attorneys at McMillen Urick Tocci Jones, who can provide valuable advice on the early handling of your concerns. Then, if an employer or insurance carrier denies your claim, our lawyers guide you through complex workers’ compensation proceedings to level the playing field against your employer, their insurance company, and their attorneys.

We will also help you identify any other government programs that you might qualify for, such as Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income.

What are your fees?

We offer free initial consultations to work injury victims, and you pay no attorney fees unless and until we succeed in helping you obtain compensation, keep receiving compensation, or obtain a settlement.