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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Richard Alan Jaffe

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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