What are the types of Workers’ Compensation benefits?
Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, you may be entitled to several types of Workers’ Compensation benefits . Medical Care Benefits are the payment of reasonable, necessary and related medical expenses including surgical and medical services rendered by a physician or other health care provider, as well as the cost of medicine, hospital stays, physical therapy, orthopedic appliances, and prostheses. Wage-Loss Benefits are paid if you are totally disabled and unable to work or partially disabled and receiving wages less than your pre-injury earnings. You may be entitled to Specific Loss Benefits if you have permanently lost the use of all or part of your thumb, finger, hand, arm, leg, foot, toe, sight, or hearing, or if you have a permanent disfigurement of your head, face or neck. If your workplace injury or illness results in death, your surviving dependents may be entitled to Death Benefits . This applies whether your death is the result of an accident, a complication from an injury, such as infection or organ failure, or an occupational disease.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyers
If you are injured at work, you may be entitled to various types of benefits pursuant to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. These may include the right to have your medical bills paid as well as lost wages. However, it is important for you to fully understand your rights and responsibilities with regard to these benefits under the Act, such as when and how to notify your employer of your injuries and your employer’s time limitations for notifying you of acceptance or denial of your claim.
At the law firm of PearsonKoutcher, LLP, our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers will guide you through the claim process that quite often can be confusing and overwhelming. We will provide you with the knowledgeable representation you will need to make your way through the labyrinth of forms, notices and filing requirements inherent to Workers’ Compensation claims. We will fight for your right to the medical treatment benefits you require to make the best recovery possible from your workplace injuries. Our singular goal is to protect your rights to any and all benefits due to you under the law, fending off the employers and insurances carriers who seek to limit those benefits.
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.