Workers' Compensation Benefits Attorneys

The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act provides for a variety of benefits that can be paid to an injured worker. The availability of these benefits is specific to the facts of each case, and a compelling argument needs to be made in order obtain them. Be sure that you have qualified legal representation from an experienced attorney.

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, we have extensive experience representing injured workers in complex claims for workers' compensation benefits. Our lawyers have a complete understanding of workers' rights, and we work tirelessly to secure the maximum level of benefits available under the law.

Understanding Your Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Benefits

Many people are not aware of the benefits that are available to them, and getting honest answers from employers and their insurance companies can frequently be a challenge. When you choose Katherine L. Niven & Associates to handle your workers' compensation claim, you can feel confident that everything possible will be done to obtain the benefits you need.

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may be entitled to seek the following types of benefits:

  • Medical benefits: Any medical benefits must be related to the care of the workplace injury. In addition to doctor visits, medical benefits can also include coverage for chiropractic care, medication, medical equipment, health club memberships and modifications to your home or automobile, if they are prescribed by your doctor and considered reasonable and necessary for the treatment of the injury.
  • Temporary total disability benefits: If you are completely unable to work as a result of your injury, you are entitled to receive two-thirds of your average weekly wages. The money you receive under temporary total disability is not considered taxable income. These benefits are typically limited to a maximum of nine and a half years, but they can end earlier via a settlement agreement between you and the insurance company or an order from the court. They can also be stopped if you find suitable work within the doctor's restrictions, if you recover or if there is work available to you in the general economy and the insurance company brings the matter before a judge.
  • Permanent partial disability benefits: If you have been injured on the job and the limitations make it necessary for you to take part-time or full-time work at a lesser wage, you may be eligible for partial disability benefits. These benefits cover two-thirds of the difference between your average weekly wages at the time of the injury and your current wages. These benefits are limited to a maximum of nine and a half years.
  • Specific loss/disfigurement benefits: If your injury has caused you to lose an extremity, you can seek specific loss benefits. These claims typically involve the loss of fingers, hands, parts of your arm, toes, feet and parts of your leg, as well as scarring of the head, face and neck. Specific loss benefits are typically awarded for a period of weeks. Specific loss injuries can also entitle the worker to temporary total loss benefits.
  • Death benefits: Death benefits are payable to a workers' surviving spouse and other dependents in situations where the worker's on-the-job injuries are fatal or if a condition that was acquired because of the job leads to the worker's death.

Our Harrisburg attorneys work closely with every client to gain a complete understanding of the injury and how it happened. We identify the available benefits and develop a comprehensive solution designed to ensure that you receive them. If there is any dispute over our client's right to receive a particular benefit, we vigorously advocate for our client's interests at hearings or on appeal.

Talk To One Of Our Dedicated Workers' Compensation Lawyers Today

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your questions regarding workers' compensation benefits with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.