The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

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Last June the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt an important and justified win for injured workers in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District).  The High Court determined that the impairment rating provisions of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act are unconstitutional in their entirety.  In so doing the Court wiped out … Read More

Traveling for work – workers’ compensation rights when injured on the road

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Generally speaking, an employee who is injured while driving to or from work is not protected by Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws.  The rationale is that the employee has not yet started their workday and is not yet furthering the business interests of their employer.  This is often referred to as … Read More

Cash Benefits for Amputation and Permanent Loss Injuries on the Job

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The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for the payment of cash benefits to an injured work who loses (amputation) or suffers permanent loss of use of certain members of the body.  The payments are made at a scheduled number of weeks set by the Pennsylvania Legislature.  77 P.S. § 513(1), … Read More

Are my Work Injury Wage Loss Checks Paid at Correct Rate?

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Injured workers are eligible for wage loss benefits following a work related injury.  How those benefits are calculated depends on the unique circumstances of the injured worker’s employment. Generally speaking, an injured worker receives a percentage of his/her average weekly earnings during weeks of disability following a work injury.  The … Read More

But I Don’t Want To Go To Physical Therapy

I recently fractured my ankle.  While there are pieces to this recovery process, and unfortunately, the right side of my ankle, I am currently in the physical therapy phase.  Frankly, I could not wait to get to this point, I just want to get back to where I was before the … Read More