Specific Loss Benefits
Additional Benefit Consideration For Workers Who Experience A Specific Loss Due To A Workplace Accident
Specific loss benefits are paid to injured workers who have suffered the loss of or significant loss of the use of a limb but who may or may not need a lot of time off work for recovery after their injury. These payments are in addition to the standard medical and lost wage benefits paid by workers’ compensation.
A specific loss injury can include the amputation of or lost use of:
It can also include significant scarring or disfigurement from a work-related injury.
If you have been in a work-related accident that has caused the loss of or loss of use of any of these limbs, you should talk with a workers’ compensation attorney about the possibility of receiving specific loss benefits.
Insurance companies and employers will try to deny these benefits to workers, claiming that the worker is able to continue at his or her job relatively unimpeded. At Cherry Injury Law, our lawyers understand the impact that losing the use of part of your body has on you, your family and your future. We will fight for your right to receive the benefits you deserve.
Specific Loss Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation
In Pennsylvania, the determination loss of use is decided by a worker’s compensation judge. Our law firm works with your doctor and other medical experts to prove the loss of use “for all intents and purposes” even if you retain partial function of a damaged limb. We request testimony from your family and friends to show how this loss affects your everyday life. We work diligently to maximize the benefits you are entitled to from all sources.
Contact Our Firm
To schedule your free initial consultation with our specific loss benefits attorneys in Philadelphia and Media, call 484-443-5466 or contact us online.