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
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.
Secure the Benefits You Need With the Help of HGSK
Our legal team has decades of combined experience advocating for the rights
of injured workers and their families. Let us leverage our experience
and knowledge of the Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation
Act to help you secure the benefits you need as swiftly and successfully
Contact us today for a personalized consultation. We serve clients throughout eastern
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