In order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania, the Workers’ Compensation Act places the burden on the worker to prove certain elements of his case. One element is proving that the injury occurred while in the course and scope of employment. In order to show that an injury occurred while in the course and scope of employment, the injured worker must prove that the injury was sustained while in the furtherance of the employer’s business. Once the injured worker meets his burden on a claim petition, the employer then has the opportunity to raise a defense. For example, an employer can argue that the injured worker violated a positive work order when the injury occurred. If the employer can establish a positive work order violation, the injured worker is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
If you suffered a work injury, the attorneys at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano are here to help put together an effective and aggressive case strategy. Our attorneys offer over 75 years of combined experience and offer the resources necessary to take on employers and insurance carriers who stand between our clients and the benefits that they deserve. If you have suffered an injury on the job, please call our firm today for a free consultation at 215-568-7500.