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Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for Lost Wages?

After getting hurt on the job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits include recovery of some of your lost wages. The exact amount you are eligible to receive will depend upon a number of factors, including how much you make per week and the maximum weekly Workers’ Compensation allowed by your state.

It can be confusing to calculate how much you can expect to receive after being injured in a workplace accident. Contacting a lawyer who handles Workers’ Compensation cases can be helpful.

Although every state sets its own rules regarding Workers’ Compensation, the majority, including Pennsylvania, follows a two-thirds rule; Workers’ Compensation benefits will typically pay two-thirds of an injured worker’s weekly salary. This will continue as long as the worker requires Workers’ Compensation up to a maximum number of weeks, depending on the severity of the injury and other circumstances. For example, someone who is permanently disabled due to a catastrophic workplace injury may receive Workers’ Compensation benefits for a lifetime.

The two-thirds rule typically works for people making an average salary. This may be different for those making a low or high salary, which will be adjusted according to maximum and minimum levels. For instance, in Pennsylvania, you can earn 90 percent of your average weekly wages if you make less than a specific threshold. The threshold changes annually and is set at the government level.

How Do I Know if I am Getting the Right Amount of Benefits?

Some tips for ensuring that your Workers’ Compensation wage benefits have been accurately calculated include:

  • Weekly salary calculations. Remember that you may be eligible for 90 percent, a flat rate, or two-thirds of your average weekly wages if you are injured while working for a Pennsylvania employer.
  • Ensure that all of your Workers’ Compensation claim information is correct. The Workers’ Compensation benefits you receive will be based on the information you and your employer provide. This includes when your accident took place and your wages.
  • Talk with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer. The Workers’ Compensation process can be complex. In some cases, your claim may be denied. Speaking with a lawyer can be beneficial.

Delaware County Work Injury Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Can Help You Understand Your Rights

Do you feel your Workers’ Compensation benefits are insufficient or have been incorrectly calculated? Contact our Delaware County work injury lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello. For more information, call us at (610) 892-4940 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation. We are located in Media, Pennsylvania, and we serve clients in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster, Montgomery County, Norristown, Philadelphia, Reading, and West Chester.

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From our office located in Media, PA we serve the surrounding areas of

  • Bucks County
  • Chester County
  • Delaware County
  • Montgomery County
  • Philadelphia County
Including but not limited to
  • Allentown
  • Lancaster
  • Reading
  • West Chester

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For Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases, we have a contingency fee based on a percentage of what we obtain for you. We will not charge you any fee unless and until we settle your case, prevent the loss of your benefits or obtain benefits for you. 

For Family Law clients, we understand that financial difficulties often accompany divorce and other family law issues. Ask us about our reasonable and competitive hourly rates for your situation. 

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Why Clients Choose Deborah

Heather A
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
Daveen Carpenter
Deborah's team went above and beyond to get my case settled quickly. I am forever grateful
Rebecca Porter
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
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Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
I am a client of Deborah Truscello and also a woman of color. Deborah Truscello is not a bigot nor is she a racist. I hired Ms. Truscello back in 2016 for a very nasty custody case against a crazy man who has a history of dragging all his children through the court system. Ms. Truscello has been nothing but professional and well organized. She is very reliable and always available. I could contact her any time of the day or night and she is always responsive to my text messages, calls, and emails. If you are considering hiring her as your attorney I highly recommend you schedule a consultation and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.
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