Q: I fell and suffered an injury when I slipped on ice at a job site. Do I have to show that my employer was negligent to collect WC benefits?
No, negligence on the part of your employer does not have to be proven to be eligible for workers' compensation wage loss and medical benefits. As long as you are injured in the course and scope of your employment, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits in the Commonweatlh of PA.
Even though we are into March, the winter weather shows no signs of stopping. Already this season I've heard of serious shoulder, back, neck, and knee injuries resulting from slip and falls due to the weather. No one wants to be injured at work but if it happens, it's important to make sure you protect your rights. If you've been injured on the job, reach out to the experienced team at Schmidt Kramer today for a free consultation.