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Pennsylvania`s Workers` Compensation law states that an injured worker can start collecting for lost wages after being off of the job for 7 days. The law entitles an injured worker to collect 2/3 of their current weekly gross wages up to a maximum of $611 a week in compensation for injuries occurring before January 1, 2001 and a maximum of $644 a week in compensation for injuries occurring after January 1, 2001. There are no increases for cost of living in workers` compensation benefits.
If an injured worker returns to a job that pays less earnings than before the injury, partial disability may. Workers` Compensation will pay 2/3 of the difference in salary up to a maximum of 500 weeks or 9 1/2 years.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified workers' compensation lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local workers' compensation attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.