How Does Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Work?
Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation is governed by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. This statute is based on a loss of earning power principle. Many injured workers are entitled to 2/3 of their pre-injury average weekly wage, in addition to medical benefits. For low wage earners, they receive 90% of their pre-injury average weekly wage. And, there is a maximum comp rate for each year- for 2022 it’s $1,205 per week. Other benefits such as specific loss are available for amputations, or loss of use for all practical intents and purposes, and disfigurement of the head, face, or neck, if it is permanent, unsightly, and not usually incident to the employment. Death benefits are available in the nature of weekly compensation benefits and burial expenses. A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer can help you prepare a case and file for compensation according to the PA workers’ comp act.