Kelly, Parker & Cohen, LLP

Workers Compensation

Pennsylvania workers who sustain a job-related injury, illness, or disease may be entitled to payment of medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits relating to their physical injury. If the employee’s injury results in death, surviving dependents may also be entitled to financial benefits.

Workers’ compensation claims are governed by a complex body of law setting forth the time limits for notifying your employer of your injury, the health care providers you are permitted to treat with, whether you are entitled to total or partial disability benefits, and calculation of wage-loss benefits (including offsets for other benefits such as Social Security, severance pay, unemployment compensation, and more).

If your employer denies your claim, or if you learn that you employer does not have insurance or is not self-insured for workers’ compensation, legal remedies are available. Remedies also are available if your employer or its insurance carrier suspends or terminates your benefits claiming you have fully recovered or that your injury is no longer impacting your ability to earn your average weekly wage, but you know that is not the case.

Our lawyers handle workers’ compensation cases involving all types of injuries including workplace accidents, repetitive motion injuries, scars and disfigurements, loss of eyesight or hearing, lost use of a body part, and medical conditions relating to physical, chemical, or biological agents.

How We Help You

Insurance companies act in their own best interests. We are on your side. Contact us immediately.

We work for you to obtain all workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to under Pennsylvania statutes. Insurers try to keep payouts as low as possible. They do not act in your best interests. They may offer you a lump sum of money to settle all past and future claims for benefits, but that may only be a fraction of what you deserve. Calculating the amount of settlement in workers’ compensation cases is a difficult and complex process, and we can provide guidance as to what constitutes a fair lump sum.

Even if you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, we can still settle your case for a lump sum payment. That way you get all the money you are entitled to upfront.

Because a monetary award and medical treatment will substantially impact your life, we put our extensive experience prosecuting and defending against all kinds of claims to work.

We’re skilled at prosecuting all kinds of claims including medical expenses, lost wages, and claims for “specific loss benefits,” which involve loss of use of certain body parts. Moreover, we will aggressively defend against any attempts by your employer or its insurer to suspend or terminate benefits when treatment is still necessary. And if your work injuries should cause you to stop working after you have returned from a period of disability, we will file a reinstatement petition and fight for your right to receive benefits again.

You can count on our human connection with you as well as our legal representation.

We know first-hand the hardships that workers and their families experience following a work-related accident, illness, or disease. Injuries often are life-altering and can severely impact your overall physical and mental health, your daily activities, and your ability to work. We help clients in emotionally challenging circumstances by being approachable, supportive, and authentic. Our empathy and compassion make us better lawyers, too.

If a new legal situation arises during your case, we can help.

The firm’s workers’ compensation practice is just one of many KPC law practices. Because KPC is a diverse law firm with significant resources, we can advise you on other legal problems that may arise during your case. And if the legal problem is one our firm doesn’t handle, we’ll refer you to another lawyer and firm whom we know and trust.

Other legal problems you may encounter during your workers’ compensation case:

  • Wrongful death
  • Premises liability
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Bankruptcy
  • Immigration
  • Family law
  • Criminal
  • Employment law


Wrongful Death

Almost $1 million settlement for family of man crushed and killed at work when farm equipment tipped over and fell on him.

Two Six-Figure Settlements

Employee involved in multiple-vehicle accident at work required cervical fusion. Obtained a high six-figure workers’ compensation settlement and a second high six-figure settlement with the driver of the vehicle that hit the employee.