Many people may think that workers' compensation benefits are the same, no matter who an employer may be. For government workers, though, that is not the case. The Division of Federal Employees' Compensation is responsible for overseeing and managing the benefits of government workers. This includes reviewing, approving and denying injury and illness claims, helping injured workers get back to work and paying survivors death benefits.
From the standpoint of history, the concept of workers' compensation deserves a solid thumbs up. But there are many who likely would argue that from the standpoint of how it fulfills its mission these days, the system of workers' compensation in Pennsylvania and all the other states of the union has fallen into a state of severe decay.
There is more to getting compensation when a worker is injured on the job than just filing the claim. The workers' compensation system in Pennsylvania is in place by law, but that doesn't mean it runs on automatic pilot. There are many players and many facets to manage to get a worker back to wholeness of life and work. That's one reason why having an attorney with particular experience in workers' compensation issues can be so helpful.