WHAT BENEFITS DOES WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROVIDE?
Pennsylvania law provides for payment of wage loss and medical benefits, among others. Wage loss benefits are paid at the rate of 2/3 to 90% of your pre-injury income, depending on your actual earnings.
You do not need to miss work to be entitled to workers' compensation. Medical-only claims are covered and the law provides for payment of medical bills, with no co-pays. Medical benefits include payment for treatment with doctors, physical therapy, specialist visits, surgery, injections, medications and devices like canes and knee braces.
In addition to wage loss from the job you are injured at, you are also entitled to collect wage loss for any other jobs you had at the time of your injury if you can't work.
If you do return to work but can only work part-time or earn less money as a result of your injury, you can get workers' compensation wage loss benefits in the amount of 2/3 of the loss of your earnings.
Other benefits available include specific payments for loss of extremities, vision loss, hearing loss, and scarring on the face and neck. You do not need to miss work to claim these benefits. Fatal claim benefits are payable to spouses, children and dependents to replace the earnings of the loved one that they relied upon, and to defer funeral expenses.