Some Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Basics: Benefits

For 112 years, Powell Law has represented all types of workers in workers’ compensation cases. The Pennsylvania legislature enacted laws that created a workers’ compensation system for the benefit of workers injured on the job. If you have any questions about a potential claim for workers’ compensation benefits, the attorneys at Powell Law have the necessary expertise and experience to handle any type of workers’ compensation case. Call today to consult with an experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney.

If you suffer a work-related injury, you should not rely on your employer and its insurance carrier for help in claiming benefits. Enlist an experienced workers’ comp attorney as an essential and valuable teammate on your side who understands the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, and all of its associated regulations. You must evaluate an attorney’s knowledge of the law and experience litigating workers’ compensation claims.

Pennsylvania state law requires almost all Pennsylvania employers to carry and provide workers’ compensation insurance. Coverage includes all medical expenses related to a work injury commencing with any costs incurred on the first day of an injury and all future costs.

Wage-loss benefits are typically paid in the form of a percentage portion of wages while a claimant is unable to work, starting on the eighth day after the day of the injury. The first seven days are paid after a worker misses 14 days of work. It may take up to 21 days for a worker to receive any initial benefits even if the worker notified her employer of the injury immediately after the accident occurred.

Benefits are calculated based on the average amount of a worker’s weekly wage at typically two-thirds of this amount and may be offset by Social Security benefits, severance pay and other income.

Since Powell Law was founded by James Powell, Sr. in 1906, our attorneys have litigated workers’ compensation cases involving all types of workplace injuries. Our body of knowledge and expertise clearly provides our clients with a distinct and incomparable advantage. Powell Law has an established 112-year-old reputation throughout northeastern Pennsylvania for securing the compensation benefits to which its clients are entitled. Our attorneys prioritize making our clients feel comfortable and stress-free throughout the claims application process. We focus on providing clients with all of the necessary information to understand the important, relevant issues that arise in a workers’ compensation case. Powell Law’s unsurpassed qualifications make it an obvious choice for representation in a workers’ compensation case in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Contact Powell Law at call (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE.


Some Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Basics: Benefits


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