Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, you may have several types of benefits available to you through workers’ compensation. In Pennsylvania, injured or ill workers can seek compensation for medical costs related to an injury, as well as wage replacement benefits in the event they are unable to work or perform the same type of work they did before getting hurt. Most workers in the state are covered by workers’ compensation.

Because a worker’s physical, financial, and emotional well-being depends on securing all benefits to which they are entitled, it’s important to have assistance during the process. At Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., our Pennsylvania workers compensation attorneys have helped thousands of clients navigate their unique workers’ comp journeys, including applications, delays, and denials.

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Benefits Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

Workers covered under the Act may be eligible to receive the following types of benefits:

  • Wage-Loss Benefits – Workers may be eligible to receive wage-loss benefits if it is determined they are unable to work or perform the same type of work. Wage-loss benefits will depend on the nature of a person’s disability. Total Disability Benefits Status is given to injured workers during the period they are deemed totally disabled and not able to work. Following 104 weeks of total disability, employers can require a medical examination of an employee to determine if they are at least 50% impaired by their work injury. If a worker is not 50% impaired, their status will be changed to partial disability. Partial Disability Benefits Status can be awarded for up to 500 weeks to partially disabled workers who return to work and receive lower wages than they were receiving prior to their injury.
  • Medical Care - Workers are entitled to medical care, including the payment of any reasonable surgeries or treatment, medicine, medical supplies, and other health care services.
  • Specific Loss Benefits – The Act provides specific loss benefits to workers who have lost permanent use of all or part of certain body parts or senses (including fingers, arms, legs, and hearing, among others) and disfigurement of the head, face, or neck.
  • Death Benefits – If a workplace injury or illness results in death, certain eligible family members dependent on the decedent may be entitled to death benefits through workers’ compensation.

Wage-loss benefits are roughly equal to 2/3 of your average weekly rage. Utlimately, your compensation will depend on the unique elements of your case, including the nature of your injury and your wages. Our attorneys can help you better understand what you can expect when it comes to payments during a case review.

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