Workers’ Compensation benefits for work injuries which occur in Pennsylvania (and for some injuries outside of the state) are governed by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. If you are injured at work, the Act requires your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance company to pay you wage loss benefits if you can’t return to work and medical benefits for treatment related to the work injury. If you are totally disabled from the work injury, you are entitled to receive two-thirds of your weekly wages earned prior to the work injury. If you are partially disabled, your wage loss benefits are two-thirds of the difference between your weekly pre-injury wages and your weekly wages after the work injury. Sometimes the insurance company will deny you workers’ compensation benefits or try to stop your benefits once you are already receiving them, even though you know you can’t return to work.
At Patberg Law Firm, we handle all types of litigation involving work injuries. The workers’ compensation law and litigation process can be complicated and it is necessary that you have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer representing you.