No one plans on a work-related injury. Most workers never give workers' compensation a thought until after they have been hurt or become sick. Then, on top of dealing with their injury and medical treatment, they are forced into complicated legal system without the proper tools to guide them through. Willig, Williams & Davidson is committed to helping workers navigate that system, so they can focus on one thing - getting well. Our team of certified workers’ compensation attorneys use their skills to assist sick and injured workers through the legal system, so they can maintain their dignity and get the treatment and benefits they deserve.
Willig, Williams & Davidson's Workers’ Compensation Department provides advice, counseling and legal representation to sick and injured workers, to make sure that they receive 100 percent of the benefits required by law. Our work injury lawyers who practice in the area of workers' compensation, limit their representation to the protection of injured workers.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys utilize the firm's wide-ranging union-side practice to help further the cause of providing safe working conditions and fair benefits for injured workers. Unlike some other firms, our attorneys are uniquely suited to understand the complex interplay between workers’ compensation law and other employment rights, such as union benefits, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Act 534, and the Heart & Lung Act. Our attorneys use that knowledge to look beyond the workers’ compensation law and make sure that our clients' rights are fully protected.
And our work injury lawyers don't just help after the injuries happen. Willig, Williams & Davidson Pennsylvania attorneys work closely with our union clients to identify injury trends and eliminate unsafe practices and conditions at work before workers get hurt. We push the limits of the workers’ compensation law to force employers to stop illegal practices like refusing to pay overtime to injured workers or illegally reducing benefits for injured retirees. We use our expertise and broad client base to leverage the best possible results for our clients, based on our firm belief that sick and injured workers deserve the best possible legal representation. We are proud to provide that service.
If you have questions and would like to discuss a work injury or workers’ compensation claim with us, please feel free to call Willig, Williams & Davidson and its work injury lawyers at 1-866-413-COMP (2667) or 1-215-656-3600.
Marking the 100th Anniversary of the PA Workers' Comp Act June 3, 2015 On June 2, 2015, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania celebrated the centennial anniversary of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. The seminal law, providing no-fault protection for work-related injuries, was passed into law on June 2, 1915, to go into effect on Jan. 1, 1916.
Willig, Williams & Davidson Successfully Advances Worker 'Occupational Disease' Claims March 9, 2012 One of the more interesting aspects of the workers’ compensation law is the diversity of work-related injuries and illnesses covered. Sometimes a case can be as straightforward as a simple “slip-and-fall” at work. But with increasing frequency, workplace injury litigation involves the existence of an occupational disease, in which an employee contracts a disease by virtue of the exposures faced by them at work, sometimes over decades.
Workers' Compensation Questions Answered: What Should I Do If I Suffer A Work Injury? July 29, 2011 When you suffer an injury as a result of an accident or repetitive injury, you should give notice to your supervisor or any other person designated by your employer immediately. You should report the injury even if you do not anticipate missing time from work. Notice can be given either verbally or in writing. If required, complete an incident report.
Pennsylvania Legislature Passes Bill Designating Cancer an Occupational Disease for Firefighters July 8, 2011 On July 7, 2011, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 46 of 2011, which designates cancer as an occupational disease for firefighters and doubles the limitations period for filing firefighter cancer claims to more than 11 years. Enactment of the firefighter “cancer presumption” law caps a 25 year effort by professional and volunteer firefighters to win this much-needed protection.
Work Injury or Just Another Day on the Job? By Matthew W. Slater We all know that the demands of our jobs can take a toll on our bodies, particularly for workers with a job that is physically demanding or involves performing repetitious tasks. How often do you come home after a long day at work with complaints of back, neck, knee or hand...
Workers’ Compensation: A Workers’ Right that Warrants Protection By Marianne Henry Saylor Early in the 20th century, many states enacted legislation making it easier for workers injured at work to receive compensation while disabled from work injuries. Workers were no longer required to prove negligence in civil court in order to receive compensation for work injuries. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act created an...
Restraints on Workers’ Compensation Statute Invalidated By: Alaine S. Williams There has been increasing movement on a national basis to reduce workers’ compensation benefits in various ways. These have taken the form of, for example, reductions in benefits, exclusions of certain conditions from coverage, more stringent reporting requirements, reduced eligibility periods, and – the most draconian – authorization for employers to...
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