In Pennsylvania, workers who sustain a permanent "loss of use" injury may be eligible for substantial financial compensation even if the injury does not cause them to miss any significant amount of time from work and even if the loss of the body part is not complete.
What Are Specific Loss Benefits, And Who Is Eligible?
Known as "specific loss benefits," these benefits are available for scarring on the face, head and neck, amputation injuries, hearing loss, vision loss and certain types of burn injuries. They are paid to the injured worker over a specific number of weeks of benefits, separate and apart from the worker's ordinary wage loss benefits.
Disfigurement under the law means a scar that is permanent and unsightly. These scars can occur from injuries to the face, but can also occur after neck surgery. Even if the insurance company pays for your neck surgery, it will likely not tell you that you may be entitled to compensation because of the surgical scar.
A Qualified Lawyer Can Help You Get The Benefits You Deserve
If you or a loved one has suffered from one of these injuries, it is important to have an experienced attorney representing you to pursue the full benefits you are entitled to under the law. Because certain types of disfigurements can be treated very differently from one courtroom to the next, it is important to have an attorney who is familiar with the various workers' compensation courts of southeastern Pennsylvania.
Experienced Representation For Loss Of Use Injuries
As a client at Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C., we will put our experience to work for you and a great deal more. Over the years, we have successfully handled numerous claims involving scarring and disfigurement, loss of limb, chemical-related blindness, second-degree burns, third-degree burns and hearing loss injuries. Rely on us for the help you need today.
Working With Us Will Get You...
- More than 70 years of combined experience with Pennsylvania workers' compensation claims
- Two highly skilled attorneys dedicated to helping injured workers and their families, and who are certified specialists in workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Personal attention, accessibility and responsive client service
- Knowledge of the workers' compensation system in southeastern Pennsylvania
- Decades of being trusted to handle the workers' compensation needs of clients referred to us by other law firms and attorneys
To learn more about the additional wage loss benefits available for hearing loss, disfigurement, amputation or burn injuries, please review the article entitled "Workers' Compensation Specific Loss Benefits."
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