Were you hurt at work, and did the injury cause you to lose your ability to use a body part? Did you have to undergo an amputation – like an arm or leg? Will you never be able to use a foot or hand the way you did before the accident?
If so, you may be devastated. Because of a workplace accident, you have to live the rest of your life this way. It probably doesn’t seem fair that you can never have your old body back.
It’s important to know that you may be eligible to receive a payment called “Specific Loss” under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation.
How Do I Qualify for a Specific Loss Payment?
In Pennsylvania, a workers’ compensation payment for a Specific Loss is paid on one lump sum. Specific Loss may include amputation, dismemberment, or permanent loss of use of a finger, thumb, hand, arm, toe, foot, leg, eye, or ear.
The amount of the Specific Loss payment depends on the area and extent of the amputation or permanent loss of use, as well as the number of weeks you missed work due to the injury.
Why You Should Consult an Attorney
A Specific Loss payment may affect other aspects of your workers’ compensation case. Unlike a scar payment, it is not paid in addition to payments for lost wages. You should talk with a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyer before accepting this type of benefit.
If you hire Edgar Snyder & Associates, you will have decades of experience on your side – ready to guide you through the complex workers’ compensation process. Your employer’s insurance company doesn’t have your best interest in mind, and they will offer you much less than deserve.
That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help make sure you get the most compensation you’re able to receive. If you try to handle it on your own, you likely will not know if you received a fair offer for your specific loss payment.
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we can help you know your workers’ compensation benefits and payments options, so that you can decide which is best for you and your family.
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