Injured on the job in Pennsylvania? Contact the The Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at DLP!

Date: January 22, 2018

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

In Pennsylvania, if you are injured on the job, you are entitled to receive workers compensation benefits. These benefits include payment for your lost wages as well as payment for medical expenses that are reasonable, necessary and related to your work injury. However, there are certain circumstances that would exclude an injury from being covered under the Workers Compensation Act. These exclusions, defined by statute, include:

  • an intentionally self-inflicted injury;
  • an injury or death caused by the injured employee’s violation of law;
  • an injury or death caused by the injured employee’s violation of a positive order;
  • an injury caused by the act of a 3rd party intending to injure an employee because of reasons personal to the 3rd party and not directed against the employee because of the employment;
  • injuries caused by the injured employee’s intoxication.

If you’ve suffered a work injury and have questions about your claim, contact me at tcummings@dlplaw.com or call (570) 347-1011 for a free consultation.

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.