What Are Common Workplace Injuries?

Almost all injuries or illnesses sustained during the course of the employment are covered under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act. These include:

How Do I Know If I’m Covered By PA Workers’ Comp Law?

By law, all Pennsylvania workers are covered under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act — a comprehensive law that gives injured employees access to a wide range of compensatory benefits till they are able to rejoin the workforce. This coverage extends to nonprofits and unincorporated businesses, too. If you have questions about your coverage, talking to a Lancaster injury attorney can help you with the latest information.

What Compensation Benefits Can I Get?

There are four kinds of major compensation benefits you are entitled to in case of a workplace injury or illness. These include:

  • Medical Expenses


    Your employer's workers' compensation insurance pays for reasonable, necessary, and causally related medical treatment for the legally accepted injuries including ER visits, office visits, PT, surgery, medications, etc.

  • Medical Expenses


    Most will receive 66.66% of their pre-injury average weekly wage, in weekly or b-weekly checks. Some will receive 90% of their pre-injury average weekly wage if they are low wage earners, and there is a maximize weekly amount for each year.

  • Medical Expenses


    These are additional benefits awarded to the injured worker for things like amputations, the loss of use of a body part for all practical intents and purposes, or disfigurement of the head, face, or neck.

  • Medical Expenses


    If the injury results in a fatal accident, the deceased worker’s dependents are entitled to receive one-time lump sum death benefits.

Depending on the injury and its severity, your Lancaster workers compensation attorneys will try to maximize your benefits to ensure you have access to all the resources you need to get better and back on your feet.

When Should I File A Work Injury Claim?

The best lawyers in Lancaster, PA all agree that you should file your work injury claim as soon as possible. The first order of the business is to seek medical attention right away. Immediately afterward, however, it’s best to explore your legal options and try to initiate a workers compensation claim. If 120 days pass without you notifying your employer of your workplace accident, you may not be allowed to file a compensation claim then.

Yet, these rules can be contested and depend on various factors. Therefore, it’s ideal if you talk to a specialist injury lawyer at our law firm in Lancaster PA to determine your chances of success.



Cardamone Law is available for injured workers 7 days a week. Call (215) 206-9068 to set up an appointment and a free case review. You can also email Attorney Cardamone directly at We are available for Zoom/Teams/Webex meetings/calls or we can come to your residence. We have offices in Lansdale, Philadelphia, Blue Bell, Lancaster, and Center Valley, PA. Other firms claim they’re Workers’ Comp firms- but we really are!

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Cardamone Law is available for injured workers 7 days a week. Call (215) 206-9068 (All Communications Remain Confidential) or email Michael@CardamoneLaw.com to reach Attorney Cardamone directly- no red tape and no nonsense. You get direct access to him when you call or email. With five offices in Lansdale, Philadelphia, Blue Bell, Allentown and Lancaster, we’re well situated to meet with our clients or we’ll come directly to your residence. While other firms claim they are Workers’ Compensation Firms, Cardamone Law proves it.
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