Pennsylvania Attorney and Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith,
John J. Beichert authored a legal article recently published in
Network Magazine. The article –
Who is My Employer?
Confusion is Frequent When Staffing Agencies are Involved – covers workers’ compensation law for residents of Lehigh
Valley and the state of Pennsylvania. Specifically, it focuses on the
difficulties many injured workers face in determining who is legally considered
their employer, especially in cases involving individuals who obtain jobs
through staffing agencies.
According to Attorney Beichert’s article, Lehigh Valley has grown
into a hub for massive distribution centers and warehouses operated by
major online retailers, manufacturers, food processing plants, supermarket
chains, and other industry giants. Many of these large corporations and
facilities utilize the services of staffing agencies to fill positions,
as only a small percentage of the workers in these distribution centers
and warehouses are actually employed by the company itself.
As a result of securing jobs through the use of staffing agencies, many
workers are unsure as to who their actual employer is. Because it is critical
to identify the correct employer in matters involving work injuries and
workers’ compensation, Attorney Beichert discusses the rights of
employees placed through agencies and whether they are covered by workers’
compensation benefits in the event of a work-related injury or illness.
According to Beichert – the answer is that these workers are nearly
always covered. In addition to discussing their rights under the Pennsylvania
Workers’ Compensation Act and the actions they should take following
a work accident, Beichert also delves into the rare circumstances involving
workers who are considered independent contractors. He also places an
emphasis on the troublesome issues involved in cases where workers are
placed by staffing agencies, such as benefit denials, and why it’s
critically important for workers to consult with experienced attorneys
as soon as possible after an accident.
You can read the full article written by Attorney Beichert
John J. Beichert is a Partner at HGSK and the Managing Attorney of our
Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability departments, as well as our Reading and
Allentown offices. Attorney Beichert has established himself as a highly
regarded authority in his field, and his publications and frequent lectures
are a testament to his 25+ years of experience helping clients throughout
Pennsylvania navigate the challenges of workers’ comp and SSD matters
and the respect he has earned throughout the local and legal communities.
If you have questions regarding workers’ compensation and your rights
after a workplace accident, Attorney Beichert and our legal team can help
you better understand the laws and how they apply to your unique case
during a FREE consultation.
Contact us today to get started!