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100 Years of Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania: Today’s Law

Through June, KBG Injury Law attorneys, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), will take a deeper look at the history and the future of workers’ compensation. Read our first post on workers’ compensation history here.

injuryWhen workers’ compensation was passed in Pennsylvania in 1915, employees surrendered the opportunity to sue an employer, but gained the right to receive monetary coverage of lost income and medical bills related to on-the-job injuries and illnesses.

Some occupational diseases covered by workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania:

  • Poisoning by various materials
  • Caisson disease (compressed air illness)
  • Radium poisoning or disability
  • Epitheliomatous cancer or ulceration
  • Infection or inflammation of the skin due to exposure of various materials
  • Anthrax
  • Silicosis
  • Asbestosis and cancer resulting from exposure to asbestos
  • Tuberculosis, serum hepatitis, infectious hepatitis or hepatitis C in occupations involving exposure to such diseases
  • Diseases of the heart and lungs after four years or more of services in firefighting
  • Byssinosis in any occupation involving exposure to cotton
  • Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, anthraco-silicosis and silicosis
  • Hearing loss in one or both ears due to noise

In the Commonwealth, workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for all employers who have one or more employees, whether they’re part time or full time, or family members. The insurance can be purchased:

  • Through an agent or broker
  • Directly from a private-sector insurance carrier
  • From the State Workers’ Insurance Fund, which is required to provide coverage to all businesses, especially those having difficulty obtaining coverage from private-sector insurers

Some large, financially healthy employers that have been operating for three or more years can apply for self-insurance status by securing Bureau of Workers’ Compensation approval.

Only employers who provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage are protected against lawsuits filed by injured workers.

Today, more than $40 billion is paid to families of injured workers nationwide each year.

KBG Injury Law operates the largest workers’ compensation office in York County, with three lawyers strictly handling workers’ comp cases.

Dean V. Dominick is a KBG attorney with 25 years of experience exclusively handling workers’ compensation matters. He is certified as a workers’ compensation specialist by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In addition, he is a Hearing Committee member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the York County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Drew P. Gannon, a KBG attorney with 20 years of experience exclusively handling workers’ compensation matters, is certified as a workers’ compensation specialist by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and is a member of the York County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Jennifer A. Kline, a KBG attorney with more than 20 years of experience exclusively handling workers’ compensation matters, is certified as a workers’ compensation specialist by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and is a member of the York County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

The KBG Injury Law firm has practiced workers’ comp ever since its inception in 1983.

To learn more about workers’ compensation, contact KBG Injury Law.

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