Under Pennsylvania law, employees are entitled to receive benefits if they are injured at work, and the benefits awarded will differ. General types of benefits available include:
Medical care: This compensation covers medical expenses such as doctor visits, surgeries, medication, and equipment.
Rehabilitation: These benefits provide for the therapeutic treatment that is necessary for you to recover.
Temporary Disability Benefits: Temporary disability benefits include both partially and totally disabling injuries. If you are expected to recover from your injury, you will most likely receive temporary benefits tailored to whether your disability is partial or total.
Permanent Disability Benefits: Similar to temporary benefits, permanent benefits cover both partial and total losses of the ability to work. If the damage sustained through your injury is permanent and renders you unable to work at your current job (or one of similar income), you may receive permanent total disability benefits. If your ability to work at your current job is just impeded rather than lost as a result of your injury, you may qualify for permanent partial disability payments.
Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits: Wage reimbursement may be afforded to you if you lose your ability to work or have lost significant income as a result of your workplace injury.
Death Benefits: To compensate for the sudden loss of income, death benefits are provided to those who were financially dependent on the deceased worker.
If you have applied for workers compensation and your claim has been denied, call Ross & Ross at (814) 274-8612. We will fight for the benefits you have earned so you can focus on your recovery.