Partial Compensation Vs. Total Compensation
Depending on your work injury you may be eligible for partial or total compensation. The attorneys at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo will protect you and make sure you are getting the benefits you deserve.
The Honorable Geoffrey W. Dlin (ret.): There are two types of wage laws in Pennsylvania for workers compensation, temporary total disability and temporary partial disability. You’re entitled to temporary total disability if you’re missing work completely because of the work injury. In that case the insurance company has to provide you with your full workers compensation benefit. If you’re working part time, or reduced hours, or for whatever reason related to the injury you’re earning less money than you did before you got hurt, the workers Comp insurance company has to pay you 2/3 of that loss as a temporary partial benefit. At Krasno, Krasno, and Onwudinjo, we’ve been practicing workers compensation law for more than 75 years. We have your back. We will protect you. Once you’re hurt, give us a call so that we can help you.
What Are Medical Only Claims?
Jason Krasno of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo explains what a medical only claim is and when it applies to a work injury. Even though you can still work after being injured you may receive medical benefits. Contact the firm to answer questions.
Attorney Jason Krasno: In worker’s compensation, you can be injured on the job and not go out of work but seek medical benefits. It’s called a medical only notice of compensation payable. So if you get injured on the job and you want to continue to work you can. And the insurance company should provide you with medical with attention. A specific example of a medical only claim would be if you got a cut or a laceration to your arm and it didn’t prevent you from returning to the job in either a light duty or a regular duty fashion. Meaning that they didn’t have to make accommodations for you. You were able to continue to work and just put some minor treatment on that injury. And hopefully it gets better and there are no issues down the road.