Workers’ compensation is insurance paid by employers that provides cash benefits and medical care if an employee becomes disabled due to workplace injuries, regardless of fault. If you've suffered an injury on the job, make sure you know what kind of benefits you might receive under your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage. Your employer, who is required to carry workers' compensation insurance coverage, should give you a workers' compensation claim form to complete. Workers’ compensation benefits should entitle you to medical treatment to aid and relieve the effects of your injury. Treatment may include consultations, physical therapy, surgery, hospitalization, drug treatment, nursing care, as well as physical and vocational rehabilitation services. You may also be entitled to lost wages.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were over 3 million nonfatal and 4,547 fatal workplace injuries recorded in the United States in 2010. According to teh Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries program the 4,547 fatal injuries were just four less than the 4,551 that were reported in 2009. The rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases that required time off from work was 118 cases per 10,000 full-time workers.
The most common non-fatal Philadelphia workplace injury claims include sprains, stains, bruises, contusions, cuts, lacerations, fractures, heat burns carpel tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, chemical burns, amputations, and multiple traumatic injuries. Click on one of the following links to contact a Philadelphia workplace injury attorney that can help:
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