The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation law provides for several types of benefits for employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. Injured workers are entitled to the payment of reasonable and necessary medical benefits including surgical and medical services, medicine, supplies, hospital treatment and services, orthopedic appliances, prostheses, and rehabilitation. Wage-loss benefits are available if it is determined that an injured worker is totally disabled and unable to work at all, or partially disabled and working in a position earning less than the worker’s pre-injury pay. An injured employee may be entitled to specific loss benefits if the worker has lost the permanent use of all or part of his arm, leg, foot, finger, hand, toe, has experienced sight or hearing loss, or has suffered a serious and permanent disfigurement on his head, face or neck. If the injury results in death, surviving dependents may be entitled to death benefits.
Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation laws, workers who are injured in the workplace may be eligible for the following benefits:
At the law firm of Pearson Koutcher Law our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers will guide you through the workman’s comp 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 such as when and how to notify your employer of your workplace injuries and your employer’s time limitations for notifying you of acceptance or denial of your workers’ compensation claim. 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 workmen compensation rights to any and all work comp benefits due to you under the law, fending off the employers and insurances carriers who seek to limit those benefits.