Per Pennsylvania workers' compensation laws, if you are injured or killed at work, you or your family members are entitled to several Pennsylvania workers' compensation benefits. These can include lost wages, medical expenses, and death benefits. Speaking with our Philadelphia workers compensation lawyers will help as they offer free case reviews and will determine the full dollar value of your claim.
You are entitled to a percentage of your lost wages, up to a maximum limit, beginning on the eighth day of wage loss. If you are unable to work for more than 14 days, you can also recover for the first seven days of lost wages.
One of several formulas may be used to determine your pre-injury average weekly wage. Your benefit will be based on this figure.
If you return to work but are earning less than your pre-injury average weekly wage because of your work injury, you are entitled to partial disability benefits.
Your employer or its Workers’ Compensation insurer must pay your reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to your work injury, even if you have not missed any time from work. You are entitled to medical benefits until you are fully and completely recovered.
If you lose a body part in a work-related accident, you are entitled to specific loss benefits. These can be in addition to medical benefits and are payable even if you have suffered no loss of earnings. Qualifying losses include loss of a body part, permanent loss of the use of a body part, partial or total loss of hearing or vision, permanent scarring, and other disfigurements of the head and neck.
If you die within 300 weeks of a work-related injury, your family members and dependents may be entitled to weekly Workers’ Compensation death benefits and burial expenses.
Philadelphia Worker’s Compensation lawyers of Borjeson Legal Group in Philadelphia can further explain Workers’ Compensation benefits and the Workers’ Compensation process. Contact us for a free evaluation of your claim. Our lawyers can help you obtain critical benefits and bring you peace of mind. Call us today.