A work injury can leave an employee and their family reeling with the sudden loss of income. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can help an employee and their family through this difficult time until the employee can return to work. But, how much can an employee recover through workers’ compensation? Find out below.
Calculating Workers’ Compensation Benefits
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, injured workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage. The maximum weekly compensation rate for 2021 is $1,130.00.
The duration of workers’ compensation benefits is determined by a number of factors, including the severity of the injury. In general, workers’ compensation benefits should last as long as a worker remains injured and unable to return to work. If you are facing your benefits being terminated before you’re fully recovered, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.
Some work injuries are more severe than others. As such, workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to pay for a worker’s medical bills and lost wages. In certain situations, a worker may file a third-party claim against any third party (not an employer or co-worker) who caused their injury. Learn more about third-party claims in our blog.
Injured at Work? We’re Here to Help
A work injury can derail a family’s future. That’s why our team at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is here to protect your rights and get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible. Our Pittsburgh personal injury attorneys know how to strengthen your claim and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Call Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. at (844) 383-0565 to schedule a free consultation.