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Workers’ Compensation

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) estimates that 4.4 million on-the-job injuries occur in the U.S. each year, costing businesses and taxpayers more than 100 billion dollars.

A disability due to a work-related accident is devastating to the employee and his or her family members. At Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP, we have handled countless workers compensation cases, including those that involve:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Scars
  • Illness due to circumstances surrounding their job

Get the benefits to which you are entitled

If you work for a company that employs five or more people, and have suffered a disability due to an injury at your job, you may be entitled to workers compensation. Workers compensation benefits include:

  • Medical, surgical, and hospital services
  • Physical therapy and chiropractic treatment
  • Percentage of lost wages
  • Nursing and attendant care
  • Prescription reimbursement
  • Mileage reimbursement for medical-related travel
  • Home modifications
  • Vocational retraining
  • Dental services
  • Hearing aids

Our lawyers can help you negotiate with the employer and insurance carrier, exploring the nature of available benefits and finding ways to maximize them. In addition, if a third party is somehow responsible for your injury, we can pursue a personal injury claim against that third party and gain additional compensation.

Contact us

If you have questions or are in need of business related legal representation, contact Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP today by calling 215-567-1530.

 

Attorneys who practice Workers’ Compensation: Gregory E. Sciolla, Heidi E. Anderson, Anthony J. Leonard, Christopher P. Fleming, Marisa B. Ciarrocki .

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