Types of Compensation
If you have been injured on the job in Pennsylvania and will need medical care, will lose time off work, have lost use of a body part or are temporarily or permanently disabled as a result of the injury, please contact Cherry Injury Law, by phone or e-mail. Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys in Media or Philadelphia.
Types of Workers Compensation
Assuming that a workplace injury is reported in a timely manner and that it falls “within the scope of the law,” as far as being a compensable injury, you may be entitled to benefits including one or more of the following, according to the facts of your case:
- Payment for lost wages: These will be paid at two-thirds of your pre-injury earnings up to a weekly maximum, and may last up to 104 weeks if you have total disability benefits status or up to 500 weeks if you are on partial disability benefits status. These payments may be paid in addition to earnings that you make at a job paying less than what you earned previously.
- Death benefits for surviving dependents
- Specific loss benefits, if you lose the permanent use of all or part of your thumb, finger, hand, arm, leg, foot, toe, sight, hearing, or have a serious and permanent disfigurement on your head, face or neck
- Medical care: payment of related reasonable surgical and medical services rendered by a physician or other health care provider, as well as coverage for medicine, supplied, hospital treatment and services, orthopedic appliances and prostheses. These payments are provided even you have lost no time at work. As long as care is received within Pennsylvania, healthcare providers cannot bill the patient for the difference between their charges and the amount paid by the employer or insurance carrier. (Source of information: Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, “Workers’ Compensation and the Injured Worker.”
Sometimes a workplace accident offers opportunities to seek additional compensation from a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer or a subcontractor. We consider it to be advantageous for our clients that our law firm handles workers’ comp claims as well as personal injury lawsuits. We can advise you as to whether your case has any potential third-party liability aspects.
Be informed after a work injury in Norristown or Media. Employer liability? Attorneys of Cherry Injury Law can answer your questions about this and other aspects of workers’ compensation. Our lawyers work hard to ensure that our clients have the best chance of getting compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
Our attorneys can work for you to help resolve a stalled claim and/or representing you before a worker’s compensation judge as needed. Contact us today.
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