Traveling for work – workers’ compensation rights when injured on the road

Generally speaking, an employee who is injured while driving to or from work is not protected by Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws.  The rationale is that the employee has not yet started their workday and is not yet furthering the business interests of their employer.  This is often referred to as the “coming and going rule” […]

Cash Benefits for Amputation and Permanent Loss Injuries on the Job

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for the payment of cash benefits to an injured work who loses (amputation) or suffers permanent loss of use of certain members of the body.  The payments are made at a scheduled number of weeks set by the Pennsylvania Legislature.  77 P.S. § 513(1), et seq.  These payments are […]

Are my Work Injury Wage Loss Checks Paid at Correct Rate?

Injured workers are eligible for wage loss benefits following a work related injury.  How those benefits are calculated depends on the unique circumstances of the injured worker’s employment. Generally speaking, an injured worker receives a percentage of his/her average weekly earnings during weeks of disability following a work injury.  The average weekly earnings calculation is […]