Stroudsburg, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: Is it true that in Pennsylvania you don’t get paid the first week out of work on workers comp

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2 Lawyer Answers

Richard Alan Jaffe

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: In order to be eligible for wage loss benefits you must miss one week from work, and then only receive the benefits for days 8 through 13. If out 2 or more weeks, your entitlement reverts back to day 1.

It is my recommendation that you contact an Attorney who is a Certified Specialist in PA Workers Compensation Law to discuss your rights and remedies.

Glenn Neiman and Alexander Palutis agree with this answer

Alexander Palutis

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I agree with the answer previously provided. I would just add that there is , however , no waiting period for partial disability benefits in Pennsylvania.

For example, should you miss some work due to the injury during the first or second week after your work injury and , as such, you have decreased wages, then you are immediately entitled to partial benefits reflecting 2/3 of the lost wages. I’m referring to not being totally placed out of work but still missing some hours or days for recovery or attendance at doctor’s appointments, as examples.

Glenn Neiman agrees with this answer

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