There are no permanency awards in PA. If you recover and return to work, your benefits are suspended and the Workers' Compensation checks stop. This is true even if you have a permanent loss of some function. It sounds like you do not have an attorney. I strongly recommend that you consult with one as soon as possible. You might be able to negotiate some sort of settlement.
There are no permanency awards in PA as there are in NJ. PA is a wage loss state. If you are suffering residuals of work injury and released with restrictions your employer can not accommodate you may eligible to settle your claim for a lump sum.
Is my recommendation that you contact an Attorney experienced in handling PA WC Claims to discuss your rights and course of action. Most attorneys will not charge for initial consultation and will accept your claim on a contingency fee basis.
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You should contact a lawyer. You will also need a medical opinion on this...
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