DOES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PAY?
An employee injured on the job in Pennsylvania is
entitled to payment of medical bills for the work injury and to weekly
or biweekly payments of compensation benefits to replace wages lost due
to partial or total disability. The amount of the wage loss benefit
generally depends on how much you were earning in the year prior to
your injury, including overtime and bonuses. For new hires, the benefit
rate is based upon how much you were expected to earn. Lost earnings
from a second job, if any, must also be properly considered and
The most common calculation is two-thirds of any wage loss caused by
the work injury, subject to certain statutory maximums and minimums.
Workers with very limited pre-injury earnings are entitled to a rate of
fully ninety percent of their pre-injury earnings.
The Workers' Compensation Act provides detailed formulas to allow the
proper calculation of wage loss benefits for all employees in all
circumstances. Despite this, employers and insurance carriers often
underpay the injured worker. Call me. I can tell
you what Pennsylvania
Workers Compensation pays and I will tell you if you are
being short-changed. Call us now at 610 924 5667 or 215 559 5003