Medical and wage loss disability benefits are the most well-known Workers’ Compensation benefits. However, injuries resulting in a partial or total loss of fingers, hands or other body parts, loss of vision or hearing, or significant disfigurement to the head, face or neck are benefits that are compensated separately.
The Act provides specific calculations for a variety of injuries based on a percentage of the injured worker’s wages. For example, Section 306(c) says that compensation for the loss of a hand is calculated by taking two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wage and multiplying it by a scheduled period of weeks.
Additionally, this payment is independent of other Workers’ Compensation benefits. This means that any award you receive for the facial disfigurement, scarring, paralysis of your left foot or finger amputation will not diminish any of the other disability benefits that you may be entitled to. It is important for you to remember that you can claim specific loss of use benefits even if the injury does not cause you to miss significant time at work.
At Gross & Kenny, LLP, all initial consultations are free and confidential. Our offices are located in Center City, Philadelphia, but we are also willing to make appointments in other mutually convenient locations if downtown Philadelphia is not convenient for you. To start, call our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at 267-589-0090 or complete our online contact form.
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The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.
Currently, our law firm is remaining open to serve your legal needs. If you were working light duty or modified duty as a result of a work injury in Pennsylvania and were recently laid off or terminated from your job due to the Coronavirus you may be entitled to weekly workers' compensation checks for lost wages moving forward. Contact us to find out . We are open and ready to assist.
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