Scranton, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: Can part time employees get workers comp?

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Mark A. Buterbaugh
Mark A. Buterbaugh
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Yes. The fact an employee is full-time, part-time, or temporary doesn't matter. It certainly impacts the average weekly wage. However, if you are hurt at work, no matter how many hours you were, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits.

Timothy Belt and Glenn Neiman agree with this answer

Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Absolutely. And if the injured employee has more than one job, the loss of earnings from all positions would be included in the workers' compensation wage loss claim.

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Glenn Neiman
Glenn Neiman
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Warminster, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I agree with my colleagues - while the number of hours an injured worker works a week would have an impact on the amount of wage loss benefits the injured worker would receive, there is no minimum earnings required to be eligible for workers' comp benefits (similarly to there being no minimum time an employee has been on the job to be eligible for workers' comp benefits). Good luck!

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