Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Amount & Duration of Benefits in Schuylkill County
Have you been injured at work? If you have, you most likely have a number
of questions about workers' compensation. Many injured workers are
concerned with the amount and duration of workers' compensation benefits.
Each person's situation is unique, but workers' compensation is
only available while your life is impacted by your injury.
At Anthony Urban Law Offices, P.C., we take time to evaluate your situation
to determine how much workers' compensation you may be entitled and
the length of time that you could possibly receive benefits.
Contact us to speak to our Schuylkill County injury lawyer
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How Much Does Workers' Compensation Pay?
The amount of workers' compensation that you will receive will depend
on your specific injury, whether you have a total or partial disability,
and the impact to your ability to work. The calculations used can be complicated,
so it is best to consult with a knowledgeable Schuylkill County workers'
compensation attorney to determine your potential benefits.
The benefits you could receive include the following:
- If you are entitled to weekly compensation with a total disability, workers'
compensation is typically 60 percent of an employee's average weekly wage.
- If the disability is partial, the calculation is based on how much you
are able to make in a week, which is then subtracted from your average
weekly wage. Then you receive 60 percent of that figure.
- Workers' compensation benefits pay for job retraining (vocational rehabilitation),
in the event that your workplace injury prevents you from returning to
the same job you were in before the accident.
- Your employer may provide the retraining, or it may be obtained elsewhere.
Permanent impairment benefits:
- Whether or not a worker has a permanent physical injury is determined by
using guidelines that were created by the American Medical Association.
- If the permanent injury is 100 percent of that body part or limb, a set
amount of money will be awarded due to the complete loss of function.
- If it is determined that you have sustained a partial permanent injury,
and there is not a total loss, you will be most likely awarded benefits
that equate to the percent of permanent injury to that limb or body part.
If you are interested in learning about how our firm can help you, please
call us today at (888) 268-0023.