Can I sue my employer for my work injury in Pennsylvania?

Kathleen J. Hayne Robertson - workers-compensation - Super Lawyers

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Dallas W. Hartman, P.C.
201 Green Ridge Dr.
New Castle, PA
Phone: 724-652-4081
Fax: 724-652-8380

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[GRAPHIC: Ask Super Lawyers, Can I sue my employer for my work injury in Pennsylvania? Attorney Kathleen Robertson responds.]

Kathleen Robertson: In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an injured worker is not able to maintain a direct lawsuit against their employer for negligence. Their sole remedies lie, most often, within the confines of the workers' compensation system. They're entitled to indemnity benefits or wage loss benefits as well as medical benefits. The indemnity benefits or wage loss benefits, as we often refer to them, are essentially two thirds of their pre-injury earnings. In addition to the indemnity, or wage loss benefit and medical benefits, they may also be entitled to specific loss benefits for the loss of a body part or loss of use of a body part as well as disfigurement for any scarring or other disfigurement to the head, face, or neck.

[GRAPHIC: Ask Super Lawyers, Kathleen Robertson, Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., Pennsylvania, 800-777-4081, dallashartman.com]

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