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Facts about workers’ compensation coverage for back injuries

Published on Jul 2, 2019 at 6:24 pm in workers' compensation.

The Pennsylvania workplace is an environment where various types of injuries can occur. Despite employee safety precautions, you may still experience physical mishaps. Among the most common work-related incidents are back injuries. Here at Stapp Law LLC, we make sure our clients know their rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

There are over 1 million employees who suffer back injuries on the job. This number accounts for approximately 20% of all job-related injuries and illnesses. Factory and construction workers, in particular, are susceptible to this type of injury. Our clients often ask whether workers’ compensation covers back injuries. The answer is yes, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. By law, employers have an obligation to keep you safe during the course of your work. They are responsible for a medical condition resulting from work-related activities. They are also accountable if a medical ailment gets worse as a result of your job.

Workers’ compensation provides financial benefits to injured employees. If you injure your back on the job, the first step in the process is to file a claim. Claimants that meet the eligibility requirements can receive a variety of awards. You may receive compensation ranging from medical treatment payments to permanent disability benefits.

An on-the-job back injury can be a life-changing event. This ailment may prevent you from working. It may even result in a more serious condition down the road. Workers’ compensation provides financial benefits to help cover your health-related expenses. To learn more, visit our webpage about work-related injuries

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