Injuries Not Covered By Workers’ Comp
What If Your Injury Is Not Covered by Workers’ Comp?
If you have been injured on the job, the first question to ask is whether that injury is covered by workers’ compensation laws. While most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, there are examples of injuries that are not covered and they are generally those that were not incurred while performing job duties.
At the law firm of Martin Law, one of the largest workers’ compensation law firms representing injured workers in Philadelphia, our experienced lawyers can help you answer the question of whether your insurance fall under workers’ compensation. If they do, we can help you file for the benefits that you deserve. If they do not, we may still be able to provide you with resources for additional help outside of the workers’ compensation process.
To schedule a free initial consultation, where we can discuss your injury on the job, call us at 215.587.8400 to make an appointment.
Learn About Injuries Not Covered By Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp
Injuries that a person incurs while on the job and while performing job duties and generally covered in workers’ compensation claims. This includes any type of job site, from a retail store to an office, and also includes traveling employees who perform their duties away from their place of employment.
Examples of injuries that are not covered include those that are occurred while doing something negligent that does not fall under your job duties. For instance, if a person is hurt while roughhousing with another employee, that injury would likely not be considered for a workers’ compensation claim. In another example, if a traveling sales person is in a gas station, slips on the floor and breaks a leg, that injury would likely not qualify for workers’ compensation, although the sales person may have a separate personal injury claim.
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To learn more information about workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania, contact Martin Law. We will protect your rights and answer any questions that you have about the benefits you are entitled to. Call us at 215.587.8400.