One of the most common, if not the most common, misconception in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation is the belief that the average Workers’ Compensation case is worth a small fortune. Unfortunately, it is relatively certain that winning your Workers’ Compensation claim in Pennsylvania will not set you up to retire on an island for the rest of your life. (We wish it did, so you could invite us on vacation!) Unrealistic expectations can derail a case and cause the injured worker to decline an otherwise great settlement offer. The expectations are usually fueled by TV and movies, which depict injured parties winning multi-million-dollar awards in court.
The reality is that Workers’ Compensation is designed to provide you with wages while you recover from your injury until you can return to work. Workers’ Compensation does not provide damages for pain and suffering and usually pays around 2/3 of your weekly wages until you return to work. This generally amounts to slightly less than what you made after taxes prior to their injury. For these reasons, it is extremely important to consult with an attorney before making serious decisions about your case. Pearson Koutcher Law encourages you to reach out if you believe you have a claim. We will fight to tirelessly to get you the benefits you deserve while you get back on your feet. While your claim may not be a short cut to buying a yacht, workers’ compensation benefits can be extremely valuable in providing income for you or your family while you are out of work.
Let us put our decades of experience to work for you, helping you navigate the complexities of the Workers’ Compensation laws.
Pearson Koutcher Law
1650 Arch St #2501
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Bethlehem Office serving the Lehigh Valley
414 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Cherry Hill Office serving New Jersey
1811 Haddonfield Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003