Pursuing Compensation For Your Lost Income
Most injured workers can expect their wage loss benefits to cover approximately two-thirds of their weekly wages prior to their injury. This is not the same for everyone, however. For example, a part-time worker who is 75 years old may receive 90 percent of his or her wages rather than two-thirds.
Determining the amount of wage loss benefits an injured worker is eligible for can also be complicated by other benefits he or she is receiving such as Social Security Disability benefits.
Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
These are weekly wage loss benefits that are calculated based on an injured employee’s average weekly wage. These benefits begin a week after an employee is unable to work due to work-related injury or illness. An employee must be totally disabled and unable to work in order to be eligible.
While temporary total disability wage loss payments are figured at two-thirds of the claimant’s pre-injury wages, workers who make less may receive up to 90 percent of their customary wages instead. The maximum amount of benefits claimants can receive under a TTD claim is adjusted by the PA’s Department of Labor and Industry each year.
Why Do You Need a Wage Loss Attorney?
If you are a workers’ compensation claimant in the state of Pennsylvania, a wage loss attorney can help you get the maximum amount of money due to you under the law. Because Pennsylvania’s workers comp laws are riddled with twists and turns, filing a claim and getting the benefits you need and deserve can be a complicated endeavor. A wage loss attorney helps level the playing field for injured workers and ensures that their wage losses are correctly calculated.
In addition, wage loss attorneys know the nuances of workers’ comp laws inside and out, so they can help with complex problems that arise involving impair rating evaluations, medical evidence collection, evaluations for vocational purposes, and the appropriate calculation of benefits for partially disabled claimants.
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Remember, even if your injury is less than severe, you owe it to yourself and your family to receive the wage loss benefits to which you are entitled. Our wage loss benefits attorney can help.
At Gross & Kenny, LLP, we welcome the opportunity to help you get the wage loss benefits you deserve. Contact us online or call 215-512-1500 today for a free initial consultation with a Philadelphia wage loss benefits lawyer.