There are three types of benefits an injured worker can receive under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law:
- medical benefits,
- lost wages due to partial or total disability, and
- specific loss benefits.
Each covers different types of losses.
Medical benefits cover any medical treatment necessitated by the injury. However, there are some special requirements. For instance, the worker must choose from a list of providers, as designated by the employer.
Disability benefits pay a percentage of the workers’ lost wages.
Specific loss benefits pay for loss of limbs, hearing, vision or permanent disfigurement or scarring.
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- Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law: What Injured Workers Should Know About Benefits for Disfigurement
Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws are very complex and it is important be represented by a lawyer who concentrates on injury and workers’ compensation cases.
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The workers’ compensation and injury lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area, including:
- PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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Published: June 22, 2012