Possible Decisions the Judge Could Make
There are 3 possible outcomes that a WCJ can reach based on the evidence he or she reviews.
- You cannot work – your benefits continue as they have been, which allows you to continue receiving treatment until an additional review of your condition is conducted. Benefits from workers’ compensation will be sent to you so that you are not paying for medical treatment out of your own pocket. If you have questions about receiving benefits, be sure to speak with a Philadelphia workers’ compensation modification petition attorney from Gross & Kenny, LLP.
- You can do some work – your benefits are reduced – A typical reduction would be to an amount that is 2/3rds of the difference between what you can earn now and what you used to make. Again, this decision will remain unless an appeal is filed. You will continue to receive 2/3rds of the benefits until you return to work.
- You are able to work and earn as much or more than before your injury – your benefits are suspended (terminated). You can decide to return to the job where you suffered the injury or became ill, or you can inform your employer that you will not be returning to work for them. You are not required to return to the same job when your benefits are terminated.
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