If you have been injured on the job, you need an attorney who is not only familiar with Pennsylvania workers' compensation laws, but has also a deep understanding of employment law. A lawyer who lacks this experience may not understand how laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interplay with workers' compensation, and as a result, you may miss out on important rights and protections.
At Samuel J. Cordes & Associates in Pittsburgh, we take a holistic approach to workers' compensation cases, drawing from our more than 25 years of experience in employment law. We will ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the workers' compensation that you need and deserve. To learn more about our approach to these cases, call 412-567-5444.
A Holistic Approach to Workers' Comp Cases
The Pennsylvania workers' compensation system provides little job protection. It is designed to compensate you for your medical bills and a percentage of your lost wages, but your employer is not required to hold your job or provide you with a new job. However, there are other laws that may help you protect your job such as:
- FMLA: The FMLA grants employees with a serious health condition up to 12 weeks of unpaid job leave per year.
- ADA: If you have suffered a disabling work injury, you are protected under the ADA. This requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to ensure you can perform your job, which could include an extended leave beyond the 12 weeks afforded by the FMLA.
Our lawyers know how to navigate this complex web of laws. We will not only ensure that you get the workers' compensation that you are entitled to receive, but also protect you if you have been terminated or harassed in retaliation for making a workers' compensation claim. We will also ensure that your rights are fully protected under the ADA and FMLA. With more than a quarter of a century of experience in employment law, we have the resources and knowledge to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Pennsylvania Workplace Injury Attorneys
To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, call 412-567-5444 or contact us online.