Whether you are unable to work for a period of time (“temporary total disability”) or are unable to return to a position or job at the same income level earned pre-injury (“partial disability”), you are entitled to your lost wages. Wage-Loss Benefits are usually two-thirds of your average weekly pay, subject to weekly maximums.
Specific Loss Benefits
If you have experienced permanent injuries as a result of an on-the-job accident or hazardous condition, such as disfigurement of the face, head or neck ; amputation of hands, fingers, or limbs; or loss of sight, hearing or other bodily parts or functions , you may be entitled to Specific Loss Benefits. The amount of a specific loss benefits award is calculated in accordance with the tables outlined in the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act and is not dependent upon whether or not you missed work, or for how long, after your workplace injury. Even if you have returned to work and no longer experience a wage loss you still may be entitled to a specific loss award.
Contact a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyer
Pursuing all the Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you may be entitled can be a complex and intimidating process. This is especially true when you are up against an employer or insurance company that seeks to delay, limit, reduce, prematurely terminate and outright deny your claim. For that reason, you need Pennsylvania workplace injury lawyers who thoroughly understand Workers’ Compensation laws and who are prepared to go up against employers and insurance carriers who know the process well and seek to manipulate it to their advantage.
The best way to protect your rights to all possible Workers’ Compensations benefits under the law is to contact a knowledgeable, experienced workplace accident attorney immediately after you are injured on the job. Conveniently located in Philadelphia, the experienced Pennsylvania and Delaware Workers’ Compensation lawyers of PearsonKoutcher, LLP, are available to meet with you to review your potential workplace injury claim and the many factors that can influence the amount and type of benefits to which you may be entitled. Contact us today to take the first step toward your successful claim and your recovery of all appropriate Workers’ Compensation benefits due to you under Pennsylvania or Delaware law.
Pearson Koutcher Law
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103