Worker’s Compensation Eligibility – Demystifying the Process

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Quite often people come to the Blasi Group asking if they are eligible for workman’s compensation. That’s why with this blog we hope to answer some questions to help you understand your rights before you come see us, or call us.

 

A lot of out of state workers are troubled by the fact that they were hired in one state but injured in Pennsylvania. If you work within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and you get injured on the job, the law has you covered regardless of what state you were hired. This includes any and all legal employment with natural persons, partnerships, joint-stock companies, corporations for profit, corporations not for profit, municipal corporations, the Commonwealth, and all governmental agencies created by it.

 
A worker who received an injury in the scope of his or her employment is eligible for Workers Compensation Benefits. These benefits are calculated using your average weekly wages in the year before the injury was suffered. Most wages are paid at 2/3 of your average weekly wage, although there is a minimum and maximum wage that will be paid. If you receive an injury at work, you have an obligation under the law to report the injury to your employer promptly. Failure to notify your employer can result in you losing eligibility for compensation benefits. You should contact your attorney as soon as you can in this process, so that you do not miss out on any requirements for receiving your benefits.

We at the Blasi Law Group always encourage our clients to listen to your doctor with respect to your work limitations following a work injury. Your employer must observe your limitations. We will gladly litigate any issues relating to your workers compensation claim. There is no reason that you should compromise on your rights. We will lead you through each step of the process.

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On December 16, 2013
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