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Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Erie, PA

Workers’ Comp Attorneys Represent Workplace Accident Victims in Erie County, Crawford County, and Across Western Pennsylvania

If you suffered an injury while working, you have the right to compensation through the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system. This benefit applies to almost all employees in PA. Moreover, it does not matter who caused your injury. An accident-causing injury in the workplace could even be your fault and you could still receive benefits. Although the law’s intent is clear, employers and their insurance companies do not always implement the law to help injured workers. Rather, they can delay payment or claim that an injury was not job related. When that happens, injured workers need help to obtain the workers’ comp benefits they deserve.

That is where we come in. Our Erie law firm, Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., helps injured employees in PA obtain full and fair workers’ compensation benefits. Our attorneys have many years of experience obtaining compensation for people injured in all types of accidents, and we use our knowledge of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system to help workers who were injured on the job.

What Injured Erie Workers Can Expect from Workers’ Compensation

Pennsylvania workers’ comp includes the following benefits for injured employees:

  • Wage loss benefits that are usually two-thirds of a worker’s weekly wages, although higher-paid workers may receive less than that percentage.
  • Medical treatment, pharmacy bills, physical therapy, and hospital charges.
  • Payment for disfigurement and amputation, such as scars and loss of limbs.
  • Medical supplies and devices.

The families of workers who died because of a work injury in Pennsylvania can also receive death benefits that include payment for funeral and burial expenses, as well as a weekly payment. The amount of this payment varies according to the amount the deceased worker earned and the beneficiary’s relationship to the deceased.

Common Causes of Work-Related Injuries in Pennsylvania

Although there are many injuries and illnesses eligible for workers’ compensation in PA, some are more common than others. This includes injuries caused by:

  • Overexertion
  • Slip and falls
  • Bodily reaction
  • Struck by object
  • Struck against or between an object
  • Highway accident
  • Machinery accidents
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Workplace assaults
  • Car accidents

These incidents cause broken bones, head injuries, allergic reactions, spinal cord injuries, muscle and ligament pain, organ damage, blindness, hearing loss, and many other injuries or illnesses. They may also worsen earlier injuries and conditions.

Our attorneys advocate for workers’ compensation benefits for all classification of employees, including the most frequently injured workers in PA. Frequently injured workers include police and security officers, nursing aides and orderlies, janitors and cleaners, and semi-truck drivers. These jobs have significant physical requirements and expose employees to a variety of risks.

How Our Erie Attorneys Help with Workers’ Compensation Claims

We help injured employees in Pennsylvania file workers’ compensation claims for benefits and appeals when Social Security denies or underpays a claim. We attend hearings where we present the evidence the judge needs to make a determination in your case. We answer your questions about the workers’ compensation process. Pennsylvania law limits attorney’s fees to 20 percent of any settlement you receive, and the money comes from your retroactive benefits. These are benefits due you from the time you became disabled to the time the benefit was awarded. This means you have no out-of-pocket costs. Furthermore, if our law firm is not able to help you obtain workers’ comp benefits, you owe us nothing.

We also handle third-party work injury claims. These are personal injury claims against someone who caused you injury through negligence—someone who is not your employer. An example of such a claim is an employee who drives a vehicle for an employer. If that employee suffers injury in a car or truck accident caused by another person’s negligence, our attorneys can potentially file a personal injury claim against the other driver, in addition to obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.

Contact Our Pennsylvania Law Firm for Help with Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Erie, PA

For more information, contact the experienced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. in Erie, PA. Call or use our online contact form. Let us answer your questions about workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania and help you get the workers’ comp benefits you need after an on-the-job injury.

Personal Injury Case Results

$1,250,000

Car accident

At approximately 50 mph, a young woman’s vehicle collided with a truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Client suffered multiple injuries including complex fractures and a myocardial contusion.

$700,000

Motorcycle Fatality

Client’s husband was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver. His underinsured motorist carrier originally denied coverage, based on a policy exclusion, and then offered only half the coverage.

Criminal Defense Case Results

Charges Dropped

DUI, Lane violation & Careless driving

Late at night, a driver turned right at a stop light and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. His BAC was over the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, a lane violation and careless driving.

Not Guilty

Sex Offense

An instructor at a local high school was accused by a student of indecent assault on the last day of school. After four days of trial, the jury acquitted the instructor of all charges.

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Mr. George and his entire office staff were very kind and helping me through my first ever experience with the law. He was able to get me exactly what he said he would in the outcome of my trial. The entire staff was very informative and kept me up to date on everything. Very pleased with my experience and would most definately recommend him to others.

Allison, July 8, 2017