PFIW Logo PENNSYLVANIA
FEDERATION OF INJURED WORKER'S

Animated Pennsylvania Flag 
"An Injury to One Is An Injury To All"
Workplace Safety!Join P.F.I.W.Donate to P.F.I.W.Informational PublicationsInjured Worker Bill of RightsPA Worker's Compensation Act
Home
About Us
Board of Directors
Startup A Chapter
Panel Attorneys
Panel Physicians
Newsletters
Worker's Compensation News
Petition
Take Action!
Voter Information
Photo Gallery
Injured/Disabled Veterans
Social Security Disability
Americans with Disabilities Act
Links
Contact Us
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
 
Rick Smith show Logo
The Rick Smith Show
The voice of the working class Radio by Workers, for Workers.
 
E-Activist Logo
Working Families E-Activist allows you to give your opinion on important issues for the workers to the Legislators
 
American Law Journal Logo
The American Law Journal
is the weekly, award winning legal talk/feature show on the law.

It airs on Mondays at 8 PM on WFMZ-TV in Philidelphia.  It also broadcasts seasonally on CN8, The ComCast Network.
American Law Journal
 
Interfaith Worker Justice Logo
 
Abilities in Motion Logo
ABILITIES IN MOTION is dedicated to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in order to promote a full life in the community through the prevention and elimination of physical, psychological, social and attitudinal barriers which serve to deny them the rights and privileges common to the general public.
 
Council of Churches Logo
Pennsylvania
Council of Churches
 
Angel Food Ministries Logo
What is Angel Food Ministries?
With a heart to help others and a generous spirit Joe and Linda Wingo founded Angel Food Ministries in 1994 to provide food for friends and neighbors who were struggling financially.  Today they are still doing the same thing.  The Angel Food program now is helping provide food relief to more than 500,000 families each month.

www.angelfoodministries.com
 
Flowers Clipart
Remember & honor those that died on the job and fight like hell for the living!
 
 
PFIW CHAPTERS
Dauphin County Chapter
Lehigh Valley Chapter
 
P.F.I.W. SPONSORS
If you want to become a sponsor and place an ad here contact us.
PA AFL-CIO Logo
When you need something done for labor contact:
PA AFL-CIO
They get it done.
GO UNION!
 
USWA Logo

Support for the
American Worker.

U.S.W.A.
GO UNION!
 
HAVE A WORKPLACE ILLNESS OR INJURED ON THE JOB AND NEED HELP?
 
The Pennsylvania Federation of Injured Workers can help you understand your rights under the Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Act.  If you need some information about Pennsylvania's Worker's Compensation System or you need a little support to make it through tough times the P.F.I.W. is here for you.  We help injured workers because "An Injury to One is an Injury to All"!
 

WHAT IS A WORKPLACE ILLNESS OR INJURY?
 
If you are not sure what a workplace illness or injury P.F.I.W. has compiled a list of illnesses and injuries that fall under worker's compensation.  Many workers have illnesses and injuries they got from the workplace and they don't know it.  Many cancers and nerve damage comes from the workplace.  If you need to know more...
 

WORKER'S COMPENSATION MANDATE
 
There is an opinion in law that explains what the purpose of the workers compensation act is to be; the only problem is finding a way to get the commonwealth to enforce it.  The following is part of a decision handed out by Judge Robert Simpson: "The object of all interpretation and construction of statutes is to ascertain and effectuate the intention of the General Assembly." 1 Pa. C.S.A. §1921(a).  The ultimate goal of the workers' compensation program is to make an injured employee whole.  O'Brien v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (City of Philadelphia), 780 A.2d 829 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2001). 
 

KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT
 
We have gathered information from the experience of injured workers to put together several informational publications.  These publications are available to answer the questions injured workers have about workers compensation. We are constantly expanding the publications section as we hear from more injured workers about their experiences while on Pennsylvania worker's compensation.
 
INFORMATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
 
We are always looking to add to these publications so if you have something that you think will be helpful to injured workers submit it to us for consideration to add.
 

MEDICAL TREATMENT
 
When injured on the job the injured worker must treat with a physician, the injured worker selects, from an Employer's List of Defined Physicians Defined that is properly posted at the job site.  It is important to know that there is a reason the employer has chosen that particular physician to be a company panel physician.  The physician has agreed to treat any work injury with as little expense as possible.  This may lead to the injury not receiving aggressive treatment necessary for a complete recovery.

Note: There are exceptions to this part of Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Act 57.  Some employers do not follow the guidelines of the Employer's List of Physicians Defined, therefore allowing the injured worker to choose the physician they want to be treated by.  In Pennsylvania, injured workers must treat with a physician from an Employer's List of Physicians Defined, for the first 90 days after the injury.  After the 90 days injured workers can get the physician they choose.
 

See full size image

Ask the Right Questions!

See full size image

P.F.I.W. Panel Physicians

If a physician treating you for a workplace injury or illness wants to drug test you
FIND ANOTHER PHYSICIAN!
 

LEGAL REPRESENTATION
 

When it is time to get legal help for your workers compensation claim know the right questions to ask an attorney.  It is important to select an attorney that will go the distance in the legal battle to protect your right to receive workers compensation when injured on the job.

 

Learn how to evaluate an attorney.  Take advantage of a free consolation before you decide on an attorney.

 

Note: It is very important to investigate the attorney that will represent you because they will be working for your financial security for the future and it is very hard to replace an attorney once an agreement has been signed.

Scales of Justice Clipart

Ask the Right Questions!

Scales of Justice Photo

P.F.I.W. Panel Attorneys

DO NOT HIRE A PART-TIME WORKER'S COMPENSATION ATTORNEY!
 

EMPLOYMENT FOR INJURED WORKERS
 
If an injured worker is able to return to work but not the job done before the work injury there are certain rights guaranteed.  Workers injured on the job have the right to return back to their pre-injury job or an equivalent job earning the same income as they did prior to becoming injured/disabled.  An employer cannot fire an injured worker because of their workplace injury disability.  Injured workers have a right to good life sustaining and family supporting employment after a workplace injury/disease.
 
Americans with Disabilities Act
 
Workers with a disability caused by a workplace injury/disease deserve better treatment when it comes to employment other than what the state allows now.  Employers should not just push an injured worker to the side as if nothing happened but rather embrace the opportunity to make someone's life better.  Offering employment that no one else wants and expecting an injured worker to take it because the law demands it is just wrong.  The workers compensation mandate says "the ultimate goal of the workers' compensation program is to make an injured employee whole" and the includes quality employment opportunity and training if necessary.
 

 

PFIW Clipart Left

United We Stand Clipart

PFIW Clipart

Eagle Left

 


 
Website Inquiry: webmaster@pfiw.org
michael kors Black Friday michael kors black friday michael kors Black Friday michael kors black friday michael kors Black Friday uggs Black Friday hollister cyber monday lululemon black friday lululemon black friday lululemon black Friday lululemon cyber monday Babyliss cyber monday gucci cyber monday burberry black friday bose cyber monday victoria secret cyber monday canada goose black friday kate spade cyber monday uggs black Friday uggs cyber Monday north face cyber Monday kate spade black friday michael kors cyber monday michael kors black friday north face cyber Monday north face black friday michael kors cyber monday lululemon black friday north face black Friday michael kors black friday uggs black friday uggs black friday coach cyber monday hollister cyber monday beats by dre cyber Monday michael kors black friday prada black friday black Friday beats by dre canada goose cyber monday michael kors cyber Monday the north face black friday north face black friday north face cyber monday deals beats by dre cyber Monday uggs cyber monday nike cyber monday the north face black friday michael kors black Friday beats by dre cyber Monday uggs black friday michael kors black Friday uggs cyber monday michael kors black Friday canada goose black friday Juicy Couture cyber monday north face cyber monday beats by dre black Friday Juicy Couture cyber monday uggs cyber monday michael kors black Friday north face cyber monday michael kors black Friday michael kors cyber Monday pandora cyber Monday chanel black friday moncler black friday