PA Workers' Compensation Settlement Calculator
Use the calculator below to calculate an estimate for the amount you may be entitled to in the case of a workers' compensation claim.
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How a PA Workers' Compensation Claim is Calculated
Calculating a settlement amount for a Workers’ Compensation case is a very complicated process that considers many factors and varies from state to state. In Pennsylvania specifically, there are two main elements that determine a Workers’ Compensation settlement value: wage loss and medical expenses.
It’s also important to note that in Pennsylvania, Workers’ Compensation settlements tend to be more lucrative compared to other states because wage loss is the major determinant of settlement value.
If you are off work completely, or are losing money at work because of your injury, you may be entitled to Total or Partial Disability benefits.
An injured worker’s benefit rate is calculated as a percentage of his gross earnings that fit into one of three categories:
- 90 percent
- Catch all
- 66 2/3
The settlement calculator uses the compensation benefit rate as the primary basis of the calculation.
Medical expenses also contribute to determining the settlement value of a case. These expenses can be very costly and need to be factored in as part of the settlement.
In short, if you’ve been injured at work in Pennsylvania and are awaiting settlement for a Worker’s Compensation case, your settlement value will be primarily based on wage loss and the cost of medical expenses over an extended period of time. Again though, there are many other factors that can add or subtract value from the case, so it is very important to speak with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer licensed in Pennsylvania so that your case is valued the right way.
Not involving an experienced lawyer can be a very costly and detrimental to the value and outcome of your case.