Dealing with the challenges of being injured at work is frustrating and oftentimes confusing. You probably have many questions about your rights, about what steps you should take, and whom you can trust. Let’s start with what is probably your most pressing question: ‘If I was injured at work, what are my rights?’ “
You have the right to file a claim for your injury, to seek medical assistance from a doctor, and to be represented by a workers’ compensation lawyer as you navigate through the process.
Since each case is different, your best next step is to consult with a lawyer. If you are in or near the Lancaster PA area, our team of workers comp lawyers are here to serve you, and we encourage you to request a consultation with us today or keep reading if you have additional questions. Contact Gabriella H. Farhat
Can I Sue If I Got Hurt At Work?
In most cases, no. If you file for a claim for your injury, in doing so you give up your right to sue your employer.
That said, there are some rare situations where you might be able to sue your employer or a manufacturer if, for example, your injury was the result of the malfunction of a defective product.
Each case is unique, so we recommend consulting with a legal professional for advice and guidance.
Do I Still Get Paid If I Get Injured At Work?
This depends on who is considered to be at fault for the injury – you, the employer, or another party. If it is determined that you were not at fault for the injury, there is a possibility that your employer may be required to pay you.
However, we strongly encourage you to seek the counsel of a licensed lawyer to help you determine if your employer is required to pay you after your injury.
Can I Get Fired For Missing Work Due To Injury?
In most cases, yes; your employer may have the right to fire you for missing work even if the reason is due to an injury.
An experienced work injury attorney can fight on your behalf to get maximum compensation and/or your job back after you recover from your injury.