After being injured at work and having time to recover, you may be preparing to return to your job. However, if you are returning to work with a temporary partial disability, you need to know what your rights are and what will be expected of you upon your return. It is important that you understand your rights so you are not taken advantage of after returning to work.
At Anthony Urban Law Offices, P.C., we are committed to taking the time to explain all aspects of your case and protect you upon your return to work after an on-the-job injury. Ensure you fully understand the situation surrounding your return to work with the help of a Schuylkill County workers' compensation lawyer at our firm.
A disability caused by a work-related injury can be considered temporary and total or temporary and partial. Temporary means that the disability is not expected to be a lifelong disability, while partial means that the disability is only affecting a portion of a body part or limb. Our Schuylkill County injury attorney can ensure you are receiving the proper benefits you are entitled to.
Workers' compensation pays benefits to injured workers in order to make up for the wages they lose out on due to their injury. If an injured worker is able to return to work and earn some income, temporary partial disability benefits may be paid. The amount of temporary partial disability that is paid is typically a percentage of the difference between the worker's income before the injury and the wages earned after the injury.
These benefits are intended to cover:
In some cases, it may be possible for you to return to work with a temporary partial disability. However, you may be unable to return to the same job or work in the same capacity due to the injury. This can mean that you are earning less than you were before your injury.
Temporary total disability benefits are designed to provide you with supplemental income in the event that this situation arises. Employers may also be required to provide you with accommodations to ensure that you are able to be as successful as possible in any job position to which you return.
Call us today at (888) 268-0023 to learn how our Schuylkill County workers' compensation lawyer can help you. We work on a contingency fee basis so you don't have to worry about paying us upfront.