Find Answers To Your Workers’ Compensation Questions

After an on-the-job accident, McCormick & Vilushis LLC can help you understand how to take the next steps forward. With our legal knowledge and experience, our attorneys are ready to sit down to discuss the details of your case.

What Happens To My Job If I Make A Claim?

Depending on your injuries, you may retain your current role, switch to a role with a lighter workload or end your employment. If your injuries are serious and you are unable to work, our attorneys are equipped to seek full compensation to cover your income loss.

However, your employer cannot fire you simply due to your choice to file a claim. Such an act could be a form of wrongful termination. We will protect your rights throughout your case so that you do not face retaliation from your employer or manager.

What If My Employer Doesn't Have Workers' Compensation Insurance?

Due to Pennsylvania law, most employers must carry insurance that can benefit workers who suffer an accident on the job. If your employer tells you that you cannot make an insurance claim because they are uninsured, you may assess your options with a knowledgeable lawyer.

The employer may wrongfully lack workers' compensation insurance, or they might have misled you to avoid a claim. Regardless, a lawsuit may be the most suitable course of action. As your advocates, our skilled lawyers can guide you through any steps necessary to pursue fair workers' compensation — including litigation.

How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

If you have a valid workers' compensation claim, its value depends on the financial impact of your injuries.

An employer may compensate you for:

  • Medical, surgical and rehabilitative costs related to your injuries
  • Wrongful death following a loved one's fatal work accident
  • Lost income, which may involve a temporary or permanent decrease of earning potential
  • A permanent loss of limb or bodily function due to the accident

The insurer's first offer might not be a comprehensive offer. To maximize the value of your claim, get representation from an experienced attorney. We can review your situation and help you get compensation for the full costs of your injuries.

Ask Your Questions In Person For Fast, Accurate Information

While online research can be a great start to figuring out your options, you can call us to make sure that the information you receive aligns with your specific situation and local workers' compensation laws. Consult our Erie lawyers for free by sending us an online inquiry or by calling 814-455-5362.