Q: What is a "Work" Injury Under Pennsylvania Law?
A "work injury" is any injury, medical condition or disease that is caused by a person's job, according to Section 301(c)(1) of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, 77 P.S. §411(1). The Act does not list specific types of injuries, other than the requirement that the condition must be related to the worker's employment.
In addition, a work injury also includes occupational diseases and pre-existing conditions that are aggravated by a person's job. This means that everything from broken bones to strains and sprains to latex allergies to hepatitis may be considered a work injury.
At Schmidt Kramer, we are committed to helping you obtain the maximum benefits you deserve for any workplace injury or occupational illness. If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits and need assistance with the appeals process, contact a Harrisburg workers’ compensation attorney. Call us today at 717-888-8888 for a free case review.
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