What Benefits are you entitled to in the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act?
When you are injured at work, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act entitles you to prompt payment of Medical Bills related to your injury and Wage Loss benefits to compensate you for your loss of income.
Addition Benefits for severe injuriesYou may be entitled to “specific loss benefits" under the Workers' Compensation Act for the loss of use of a body part. Additionally you may be entitled to monetary damages for scarring of the face, head, or neck which occurred as a result from a work injury or surgery for a work injury. In most cases, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company will never advises an injured worker that they are entitled to these benefits.
How do I obtain Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Benefits?A worker doesn't to pay for Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation coverage, your Employer pays for this insurance and MUST by law have this coverage in place for their workers, it is not optionable. Your Employer should initiate the process with their insurance company when a worker is injured. However, if they don't start the process for an injured worker or a claim for Benefits is denied, then the injured worker needs to file a Claim. You should consult with an attorney before filing a claim. A Workers' Compensation attorney will help you navigate the system and keep you out of the pitfalls.