Workers' Compensation Benefits

If you have been injured on the job or if you believe you have developed an occupational disease, such as cancer caused by exposure to toxic chemicals at your workplace, you should get medical attention first of all. You should also notify your employer that you have been injured or that your doctor has diagnosed you and given you his or her opinion that your work environment caused an illness that you suffer from.

Talking to an attorney should be next on your agenda. Why? In a nutshell, your employer and the workers’ compensation insurer have good reasons to want to limit pay out of benefits. A lawyer on your side will share your priorities and watch out for your interests.

Workers Injured In Pennsylvania: Contact Our Law Firm For Information And Help

To protect your right to recover all benefits you are eligible for, as soon as possible and for as long as you are eligible for them, we encourage you to contact our law firm. We can explain the types of benefits you qualify for and how to get payments underway. Types of benefits include:

  • Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits to be paid for as long as you are unable to work; calculated as a percentage of your average weekly wages (AWW) before your injury
  • Partial disability benefits if you are able to earn wages, but have not fully recovered from your work injury
  • Specific loss benefits, if you suffer an amputation or loss of use of body parts such as fingers, toes, a hand, a foot, or loss of hearing or vision
  • Medical expenses, with no time limit
  • In some cases, travel expenses to and from medical providers if you have to travel outside your local community for treatment not available in your community
  • Death benefits for eligible survivors, including a widow or widower and dependent children (minors or full-time students until age 23)

Get Vital Information About Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Pennsylvania

Understand the benefits you are entitled to through workers’ compensation after an on-the-job injury in Pennsylvania. Ask for our book entitled What Every Pennsylvania Worker Needs To Know About Workers’ Compensation. MHK Attorneys offers free initial consultations. Email us or call 570-839-8050.