Workers Compensation in Montgomery County
As a resident of Pennsylvania, you have certain rights if you are injured or become sick on the job. The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act guarantees that, if you suffer a workplace injury or illness, you are entitled to receive:
- Medical benefits
- Wage loss benefits
All Pennsylvania employers are required to carry workers compensation insurance for their employees. But filing a claim is sometimes a difficult process, especially if you are ill or injured. Workers comp attorney serving Montgomery County, Larry Pitt has been helping Pennsylvania residents file worker compensation claims for nearly 30 years. He makes sure your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Below is a list of the benefits you can expect to receive if you become sick or injured on the job in Pennsylvania.
Employee benefit rights
Sick or injured employees are entitled to full medical benefits with no time or monetary limitations.
Wage loss benefits
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) and Permanent Total Disability (PTD): The maximum weekly benefit amount is $845, which is equal to 100 percent of the statewide average weekly wage (SAWW). If the average weekly wage of an employee is between $633.76 and $1,267.50, the weekly compensation rate is 66/ 2/3 percent of his or her average weekly wage. If the average weekly wage is between $469.44 and $633.75, the weekly compensation rate is $422.50. If the average weekly wage is $469.43 or less, the weekly compensation rate is 90 percent of his or her average weekly wage. The maximum benefit period is:
- 90 days for TTD
- The duration of the disability for PTD
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD): An employee is paid 66 2/3 percent of his or her wage, with no minimum weekly payment and a maximum weekly payment of $845.
- The benefit period for non-scheduled injuries (a scheduled injury is one to a specific body part such as a finger, hand, art, foot, leg, toe, etc.) is 500 weeks, with a maximum payment of $422,500.
- Disfigurement and specific loss benefits: Pennsylvania workers compensation law states that a serious and permanent disfigurement of the head, face, or neck, the loss of a limb or other body part, or the loss of a specific bodily function, entitles a victim to compensation benefits.
Contact Larry Pitt for help with your Montgomery County worker compensation claim
Please contact the law firm of Larry Pitt & Associates at 888-PITT-LAW or fill out the consultation form on this website for more information about workers compensation.