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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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Pennsylvania workers' compensation lawyers at Handler, Henning & RosenbergIf you were hurt at work and if your employer is somehow blaming you for the injury and seems annoyed by your situation, you need the help of a Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorney. All too often, you have doctor bills piling up for treatment of the injury, only making matters worse. The last thing you need to worry about after a work injury is distractions because of a denied or reduced claim. You need to worry about you, about healing up and getting back on the job. Let a lawyer worry about the rest.

At our firm, our legal team includes Attorney J. Jeffrey Watson who is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Law Section as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Have You Been Injured on the Job? One Call Does It All!

Workers’ compensation law can be complex; however, our experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys can help you navigate this difficult process and ensure that your legal rights are protected throughout each step of case proceedings. Our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers are committed to helping employees who have suffered work-related injuries and medical conditions. Our law firm has offices located in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Hanover, and York areas to help serve the needs of our clients throughout Pennsylvania. Since 1922, we’ve established ourselves as one of the largest firms in the area.

Call (888) 498-3023 to begin a free case evaluation.

Are You Eligible for Workers' Compensation?

All Pennsylvania based employees qualify for some form of workers' compensation. Workers' compensation comes into effect when an employee is injured on the job and is entitled to medical and wage loss benefits.

Among the employees that DO NOT qualify for workers' compensation are:

  • Federal Workers
  • Longshoremen
  • Railroad Workers
  • Sole Proprietors
  • Domestic-Based Workers
  • Volunteers
  • Agriculture Laborers
  • Casual Laborers

If you do fall into one of these categories, there is a chance you may be covered under the Federal Employee Compensation Act. If you are a domestic worker, you also have the option to purchase a private form of workers' compensation at your own expense.

Click here to learn more about the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act.

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law

Under workers’ compensation law, injured employees have the right to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of how their injuries occurred. An employee must inform their employer immediately of an injury and consult a medical professional to evaluate the extent of their injuries. There are reporting requirements and time limits to receiving your benefits; according to the U.S. Department of Labor, an employee has 120 days to report an injury to their employer. As a result, you should not hesitate to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Common Workplace Injuries

Unfortunately, work can be a dangerous environment. Employees are injured every day while they perform their job duties. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the greatest number of work-related claims involve the lower back and knees being the most common areas for overall injuries. The most common injuries sustained in the workplace being strains and sprains.

Other common injuries include:

  • Cuts
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Dismemberment
  • Fractures
  • Occupational Illness

Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim in Pennsylvania

Workers' compensation cannot be paid out until a claim has been filed, either by their employer or by the employee. An employee has 120 days to file a workers' compensation claim and must be accepted or denied within 21 days of filing a claim. It is important to inform your employer of the injury immediately after its occurrence, see a medical professional to access the extent of your injury, and begin filing the necessary paperwork to take full advantage of your benefits.

Why Was My Claim Denied?

It is always a difficult process applying for workers' compensation; however, this can be made worse by a claim which is denied.

A workers' compensation claim may be denied for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to:

  • Exceeding the Time Limit
  • No Medical Diagnosis
  • Lack of Medical Evidence
  • Intentional Accidents
  • Insufficient Information
  • Intoxication

If you are denied for workers' compensation, this may lead to loss of wages and a buildup of medical expenses that could lead to financial hardships. However, it is within an employees' rights to appeal any workers' compensation decision.

Do I Need a Workers' Compensation or Personal Injury Attorney?

If you are injured on the job, it may be unclear whether you need a workers' compensation or a personal injury attorney. In a recent New Jersey court case, a woman was awarded $2.25 million in a slip-and-fall case. She fell on ice in the parking lot as she was going into work. In this case, the property owner was determined to be liable for the damages in a premises liability lawsuit. However, some cases may not be so clear. For example, if the woman had been driving to the post office to purchase stamps as part of her job duties and her vehicle was rear-ended by another driver, would she qualify for workers' compensation or should she file a personal injury claim against the driver of the other vehicle? Should she hire a workers' compensation lawyer or an automobile accident lawyer?

The woman in this example would likely be entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits under Pennsylvania's workers' compensation laws because she was injured while on the job. However, if the driver of the other vehicle was at-fault for the accident, the woman may also have a claim against the driver. Workers' compensation pays for medical expenses and a portion of lost wages if you are unable to work due to injuries sustained in a job-related accident. However, you are not entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. In an automobile accident claim against the other driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for all lost wages in addition to compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering. Therefore, the woman in our example may receive more compensation from a personal injury claim than she will receive under workers' compensation laws.

Having an attorney who understands workers' compensation laws and Pennsylvania automobile accident law is important in a case like this to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to receive for your damages. An attorney who practices law in both of these areas understands how they relate to each other. A comprehensive understanding of both areas of law allows the attorney to sort out the complex questions of liability. Our attorneys can also sort out the issue of subrogation rights if the workers' compensation insurer pays for some expenses prior you receiving compensation from the insurance company of the at-fault driver.

We Handle All Areas of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law

The personal injury attorneys of Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC have extensive knowledge in the areas of Pennsylvania workers' compensation and the laws governing car accidents in Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have the experience to handle complex personal injury claims. We offer comprehensive legal representation when you need it the most. We want to help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, emotional suffering, and physical pain. When you are injured on the job or injured because of the careless, reckless, or negligent acts of another party, you should not be required to bear the financial burden alone.

Skilled Representation from Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Lawyers!

Our workers’ compensation attorneys have helped thousands receive benefits and recover lump-sum settlements. Our lawyers will advise you and handle your claim from start to finish, so you can focus on healing and getting back to work.

If you were injured on the job, contact Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP to begin your journey!

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David H Rosenberg

Managing Partner

Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, David H Rosenberg is a dedicated legal professional who brings years of invaluable experience to our firm. He represents seriously injured individuals and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet David H Rosenberg
Matthew P. Rosenberg


Matthew P. Rosenberg is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes unrelenting passion for his clients and fearlessness when it comes to taking on big insurance companies and powerful employers. His primary areas of practice are motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. Meet Matthew P. Rosenberg
Matthew S. Crosby


As a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, Attorney Crosby brings to the firm a meticulous approach to personal injury law – one obtained over more than 20 years in practice, and one diligently taught as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Meet Matthew S. Crosby
Carolyn Anner


Attorney Anner is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes fresh and valuable knowledge from her past education in nursing and business school. Attorney Anner’s primary areas of focus include Social Security disability and worker’s compensation. Meet Carolyn Anner
Adam G. Reedy


Attorney Reedy is a distinguished worker’s compensation attorney fighting for the rights of those injured on the job. He also contributes outstanding work in the representation of victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Meet Adam G. Reedy
Andrew C. Spears


Attorney Spears brings more than 15 years of legal experience to the firm and to each and every one of the plaintiffs he represents. As a devoted advocate for the wrongfully injured, Attorney Spears primarily handles cases involved with negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and defective medical devices. Meet Andrew C. Spears
David L. Lutz


Attorney Lutz’s decorated legal career is fueled by his Pennsylvania nativity and passion in fighting for the residents of his state when wrongfully injured. He has published several books on auto accident law and in his career has won millions of dollars for several individual plaintiffs. Meet David L. Lutz
J. Jeffrey Watson


Attorney Watson is a key team member at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg contributing invaluable past knowledges pertaining to the inner workings of insurance companies. He now uses this to successfully represent his clients in worker’s compensation, car accidents, and premises liability cases. Meet J. Jeffrey Watson
Jordan Marzzacco


Attorney Marzzacco has been individually recognized for her achievement in worker’s compensation law, but now focuses her efforts toward defending the victims of big pharmaceuticals who have wrongfully been injured and even killed from bad prescription drugs and dangerous medical devices. Meet Jordan Marzzacco
Jordan Wartman


Attorney Wartman has worked at our firm since law school, where he initially demonstrated his passion for representing victims of bad pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Since stepping through our doors, he has done nothing but fight vigorously for victims of these injustices. Meet Jordan Wartman
Stephen G. Held


Attorney Held has over 20 years of legal experience fueling the work he provides for victims of negligence and wrong-doing. His areas of practice include workplace injuries, nursing home abuse, defective products, car accidents, and premises liability. Meet Stephen G. Held
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