Types of Compensation
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Pennsylvania
When you are injured on the job in any way, even through your own fault, your benefits are spelled out under Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation law. But they are not always automatic. At Martin Law, we are committed to making sure that our clients obtain full benefits after a work-related injury, and making sure that benefits continue as long as necessary.
We encourage you to contact our law office as soon as possible after the injury so that we can best protect your rights. Even if your workers’ compensation claim has already been rejected, our highly experienced Philadelphia work injury attorneys can help. We are one of the largest workers’ compensation firms in Pennsylvania that exclusively represents injured workers.
PA Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Types of workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Medical benefits — Workers’ compensation covers all related medical expenses. But employers may try to steer you to their preferred doctors, and the insurer may refuse to pay for certain treatments. We uphold your medical rights.
- Wage loss benefits — Workers’ compensation pays a portion of your regular wages if your injury keeps you off the job for an extended period. Without a lawyer, your disability pay may be short-changed or your benefits may be terminated prematurely.
- Specific loss benefits — Some injuries merit additional compensation for permanent harm or permanent loss of use such as amputation, disfigurement or vision or hearing loss.
- Lump-sum settlement — You can receive disability benefits over time, or take a cash settlement up front. Our attorneys help you make the right choice for your situation.
- Death and dependency claims — Spouses, minor children and some other dependent family members are entitled to death benefits for a fatal workplace accident or a later death from complications related to the work injury.
Don’t Surrender Your Rights
Workers’ compensation is an adversarial process. By trusting the company and its insurance carrier to do the right thing, you can do irreversible harm to your initial claim and your future rights. We know all of the types of workers’ compensation, and will help you along the way.
Contact a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Before you sign any workers’ compensation document, contact us by e-mail or call us at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation at one of our convenient office locations. We have more than 30 years of experience representing injured workers in the Philadelphia area and southeast Pennsylvania.