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Philadelphia Work Injury Lawyer

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation and Work Injury Attorneys

Over 50 Years of Providing Justice Through Compensation™

Being injured on the job can be a traumatic experience. Not only are you dealing with the pain and discomfort of your injuries, but you may also be facing lost wages and mounting medical bills. It’s important to know that you have rights after a work-related injury, regardless of who is at fault. In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that you are entitled to medical care and financial benefits even if the accident was your own fault. Additionally, your employer cannot retaliate against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you’ve been injured on the job, contact one of our Philadelphia work injury lawyers to see how we can help ensure that your rights are protected.

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You deserve quality medical care and financial relief after suffering from a work-related injury. Contact The Cochran Firm in Philadelphia for help with the benefits you need to get back on your feet. Call 800-969-4400 for a free consultation today.

Why Choose the Cochran Firm in Philadelphia for Your Work Injury Case?

We have a team of experienced injured worker attorneys who represent clients in Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system on a daily basis. We’re not afraid to take on employers or big insurance companies – and neither should you.

When you’re injured, you need results. 

Honesty, transparency, and dedication. 

At The Cochran Firm in Philadelphia, we take honest communication and transparency very seriously. We know that when our work injury clients put their trust in us, they expect to be kept informed on all aspects of their cases. We are dedicated to remaining transparent and accessible throughout your workers’ compensation case. We promise to stay in regular contact and update you on any new developments. We promise to return phone calls and emails within 24 business hours. We understand the hardships that you’re facing, and we never forget that, even though we are attorneys, we are also counselors. We’re here to talk about your work injury case and how it’s affecting your life, and what we can do to help you.

No out-of-pocket costs for representation. 

When dealing with a work injury, the last thing you should have to worry about is whether you can afford to hire a workers’ comp lawyer. That’s why we offer contingency fee arrangements for our work injury clients. This means that you will not have to pay any upfront legal fees — we will get paid only if we are successful in securing an award for you. We understand that you may be hesitant to commit to hiring a Philadelphia work injury attorney, so we offer free initial consultations to help you make an informed decision about whether or not we’re the right firm for you.

Employers and insurance companies don’t fight fair. 

Employers in Pennsylvania owe a duty of reasonable care to their employees. Specifically, employers should provide a safe place to work, provide safe tools and equipment, warn employees of dangers, and make and enforce safety rules. When there is an accident at work, employers are obligated to provide medical expenses and lost wages for work-related disabilities or deaths; however, once an employee is hurt on the job, many employers go on the defensive. Some employers intimidate or punish employees for filing workers’ compensation claims, or they will look for reasons to terminate the employment of the injured employee. Not only is this unethical, but it’s also illegal.

Even when it’s clear that you were injured at work or suffered a work-related disease, some employers and their insurance companies aggressively fight to diminish or take away your benefits. It’s common to see an injured worker be released to full duty without restrictions, when in fact, they still require additional medical treatment. Some unscrupulous employers will even create a light-duty job to accommodate your work restrictions so they don’t have to pay for vocational rehabilitation and then end up firing you a short time thereafter.

We don’t put up with dishonest behavior. We see right through these kinds of tactics. We make sure employers and insurance companies pay you what you are owed. When you hire the work injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm in Philadelphia, you are protected. We put companies on notice that bullying, retaliation, and wrongful termination will not be tolerated.

We have a team of experienced professionals who are all dedicated to helping our work injury clients win their cases. Contact the Cochran Firm in Philadelphia for help with your workers’ compensation case today at 800-969-4400.

How Our Philadelphia Work Injury Lawyer Can Help

If you’ve been injured at work, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. Our experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers can help you now in the following ways:

  • Talk to a lawyer for free. Contact us for a 100 percent free, no-obligation consultation with one of our award-winning and compassionate Philadelphia injury attorneys. We will answer all your questions and give you clear advice and direction on how to get compensation for your injury or occupational disease. We can even represent you if you were injured in Pennsylvania and live out of state.
  • We can help you file your initial claim for benefits. Workplace injuries and occupational diseases are part of a maze of rules, regulations, and deadlines that must be adhered to or you could lose benefits. We can help with all the filing requirements under Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Laws so you can focus on getting better without the stress of confusing paperwork.
  • We can help with a denied claim. When an insurance company or administrator sends you a claim denial letter, they are betting that you won’t appeal their decision. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a little pain or a lot of pain – if your claim has been denied, we can help you appeal your claim and fight for the benefits you deserve. Even small injuries can get worse over time, which may affect your ability to perform your job.  Don’t let your appeal rights expire. You may lose out on valuable compensation that has already been set aside for you.
  • We can help with medical treatment. Some workers’ compensation doctors are pro-insurance, while other doctors genuinely want their patients to heal, no matter how long it takes. With years of workers’ compensation experience in Philadelphia, the work injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm will review your medical records and recommend the best doctors and therapists for your specific work injury or occupational disease. We will get you to medical professionals who do not fear insurance companies, employers, or The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.
  • We can help you recover lost wages. Pennsylvania workman’s compensation law is clear: If you are unable to work due to a work injury or disease, you are entitled to be paid compensation up to 66 and 2/3 percent of your gross wages. If your claim was initially denied, but later approved, you are eligible to receive retroactive temporary or permanent disability compensation.
  • We can help you with permanent disability benefits. If you become permanently or totally disabled, or you have been rated 35 percent or more disabled by a rating evaluation physician, then you may be able to receive benefits for the rest of your life. These claims are often contested by employers and insurance companies. We will carefully review your medical file and attend your Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) to ensure that a claim for permanent disability benefits is properly administrated.
  • We can help you with vocational rehabilitation. If you are unable to return to your previous employer because of your work injury, you may be qualified for additional compensation, counseling, training, and placement assistance for a new career through vocational rehabilitation. We will ensure that you receive pay equal to or greater than your pre-injury income.
  • We can help you with death benefits. If you are a dependent of a person who lost their life due to a workplace fatality, we can help you file a claim for death benefits, including burial expenses. The employer must file a death claim per Pennsylvania law within 48 hours after the death is reported so benefits can commence immediately.

The Cochran Firm in Philadelphia has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Contact us to learn more about how to get you the best possible outcome in your work injury case. Call 800-969-4400 today. You don’t have to go through this process alone.


Michael S.

“If you’re looking for an attorney who will work tirelessly on your behalf, Robert Miller is a perfect choice. In my case, there were a lot of facts to sift through and I wasn’t familiar with workers compensation law. Mr. Miller managed to not only make sense of it all but also delivered a compelling argument at my hearing. It was clear from the way he spoke that he had done his research and he made sure to keep us updated on all the risks involved every step of the way. I would highly recommend Robert Miller for any legal services you may need. He is professional, enthusiastic, and diligent. After my hearing, I felt empowered and confident thanks in no small part to Mr. Miller. I ultimately received a much higher settlement than I had initially hoped for.”

We can help you obtain the medical treatment you need to recover from your work injury or occupational disease. Contact our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers today at 800-969-4400.

Our Pennsylvania Work Injury Lawyer Answer Questions About Workers’ Compensation Laws

We understand that workplace injuries are complicated, and employers generally do not take the time to explain your rights when you are hurt on the job. As such, many injured workers who contact us feel they are left in the dark and at odds with the company they work for. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.

What is the definition of a work injury in Pennsylvania?

“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 Act. 77 P.S. §411(1). ” Brown v. Workers’ Comp. Appeal Bd., No. 547 C.D. 2018, at *13 n.12 (Pa. Cmmw. Ct. Dec. 21, 2018)

What is workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania?

Work injuries and occupational diseases are covered under Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Workers’ compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that provides medical benefits and income replacement to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. In Pennsylvania, employers with at least one employee are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and employees are automatically covered by this insurance if they are injured on the job.

What types of things does workman’s comp cover?

In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation benefits include medical benefits and income for lost wages. Medical benefits cover the cost of necessary medical treatment, including hospitalization, prescriptions, surgeries, and physical therapy. Temporary partial and temporary total disability benefits provide partial replacement of your lost wages while you are unable to work. Workers’ compensation benefits are typically paid on a weekly basis.

Can I file a claim in Pennsylvania if the injury doesn’t occur at my place of employment? 

An injury does not need to occur on the employer’s premises to be compensable under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law. As long as your injury occurred while you were in the course and scope of employment, the injury is compensable. For example, if you are injured in an automobile accident while driving to a job site, your work injury claim should be accepted even if you were at fault for the accident. On the other hand, injuries that occur while you are on your way to or from work may be denied.

What happens after I file a claim for an accident at work?

Once your claim is filed, an adjuster will be assigned to your case and will begin investigating your claim. The adjuster will determine whether you are eligible for benefits and how much you should receive. If you disagree with the adjuster’s decision, you have the right to appeal.

Can I get a second opinion or change doctors?

Pennsylvania law entitles you to a second opinion at no cost to you if the workers’ comp panel doctor has recommended surgery; however, you are not legally entitled to a second opinion if the treatment recommendations are for therapy or work restrictions. If you believe that you are not being treated properly, you can ask to change providers.

What is an occupational disease in Pennsylvania?

An occupational disease is a disease or disability caused by the conditions of an injured worker’s employment or when the employment was a significant factor in causing the disease’s development. Occupational diseases can be caused by exposure to a noxious, dangerous, or hazardous substance or a chronic ailment.

What are some examples of an occupational diseases?

  • Poisoning
  • Compressed air sickness
  • Cancer
  • Ulcerations
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Silicosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Coal worker’s asthma or black lung
  • Heart and lung diseases for firefighters
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Loss of hearing
  • Hepatitis C.

If you suffer an injury at work, it is important to report the injury to your supervisor or another designated individual immediately. This is true even if you don’t think you will miss any time from work. Notifying your employer as soon as possible protects your rights and starts the process for you to get the treatment you need. Above all, don’t try to tough it out — seeking medical attention and filing a report are always the best course of action.

Do I Need a Work Injury Attorney for My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Advocating for Injured Workers When They Need Us the Most

After enduring a workplace injury, you might be wondering who you can trust. All of our attorneys at The Cochran Firm in Philadelphia understand how important trust is. We’re committed to building a strong relationship with our clients based on mutual trust and respect. We take the time to listen to our clients and learn about their unique situations. And we’re always honest about what we can and cannot do.

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible representation, and that starts with building a foundation of trust. You need to be able to trust that your work injury lawyer will handle your confidential information with care and respect and represent you to the best of their abilities.

Naturally, you may have a lot of questions about your legal rights and options, and we are here to answer those questions.

The Cochran Firm in Philadelphia represents over 50 years of helping people get the best possible outcomes in their cases and we invite you to come to our office to see if we are a good fit for you and your family. There is no obligation to hire us after the consultation, but we want to make sure that you are comfortable with us before you decide to move forward.

Contact us by calling 800-969-0400 or by using our online form. It would be our honor to represent you. We invite you to be part of the legacy that started over 50 years ago and will continue well into the future.