Although many businesses have been affected by the Order of the Governor in response to the Covid-19 virus the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system remains open and available to help those injured at work.

We also possess the technology to support remote work efforts and we want to reassure you that we remain fully operational and responsive to all of your legal needs.

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic our firm has decided to WAIVE ALL WEEKLY ATTORNEY FEES for every new Workers’ Compensation client for the rest of 2020.  We want to do our part to give back to the community.  We will continue to reduce our fees on ALL lump sum settlement as well.

Stay healthy.  If you need answers or help, please call us, reach out to us though this web site or email us directly at: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits

When you have suffered on-the-job injuries that require you to take time off work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for wage loss and medical care. While you have the right to receive a specific amount of compensation under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation statutes, it is not always easy to ensure you are paid properly.

You can contact us at our law office in Pottsville to get your workers’ compensation questions answered by a lawyer at any time. We do not charge for consultations. Learn about our fees here.

Temporary Total Disability Vs. Permanent Partial Disability

There are two types of disability benefits you may be entitled to:

  • Temporary total disability benefits may be available indefinitely if you cannot go back to work. You should receive a percentage of your average weekly income, as calculated by a statutory formula, up to a certain limit.
  • Permanent partial disability benefits can last up to 500 weeks from the date that your condition was categorized as a partial disability. You have a partial disability if you are not completely disabled, meaning you can go back to work in a modified role, which may be lower paying than the job you had before becoming injured. The wage loss benefits you receive will be a set percentage of the difference between your pre- and post-injury wages.

Your disability status or rating may change from permanent partial to temporary total, and vice versa. We can help you challenge your disability rating to ensure you receive the appropriate benefits.

Contact us before cashing in your retirement or pension benefits. This can jeopardize your case for workers’ compensation benefits.

Employers and insurance companies often challenge the statuses of those receiving workers’ compensation disability benefits. As soon as you receive information that your employer wants to modify, terminate or suspend your benefits, contact us to talk about your rights. We will not charge to give you the information you need.

Get Your Questions Answered By An Attorney

To learn more about your options, give us a call at 570-391-0199 or send us this form. We will not charge you any fees to sit down and discuss your case. We only charge an attorney’s fee if we take your case and win compensation for you. When that happens, we always reduce our fees from what the court allows us to collect, so that you can receive a better financial recovery.