Specific Loss Benefits
Specific loss benefits in West Chester PA
If your hand, finger, arm, leg, foot, toe, your hearing or your sight has lost some or all of its function due to your work, you may be entitled to benefits for that loss. These benefits are payable regardless of whether you lost wages as a result of the injury or condition in question. The bodily part need not be amputated or rendered totally useless to be compensable. The legal test is whether the bodily part, or eyesight has been lost for “all practical intents and purposes”. For specific loss of bodily parts or eyesight, the Workers’ Compensation Act provides for a specific period during which compensation benefits are paid as well as a “healing” period during which benefits are paid.
Getting justice from a Pennsylvania workers compensation requires aggressive Chester County workers compensation lawyers who fight for victims of work injury and are experienced at representing them at the Chester County workers compensation hearing office in Malvern PA. Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices when you have suffered a specific loss such as an amputation or loss of use of a body party and are seeking a monetary settlement for your loss. Contact us 24/7 at (610) 692-8700.
Scarring of the head, neck, or face caused by a work injury is also compensable as a specific loss with a maximum of 275 weeks of compensation payable. The amount of weeks awarded is at the discretion of the workers’ compensation judge.
If you have only lost part of the use of a finger or toe, you may be entitled to receive one half of the compensation provided in the Workers’ Compensation Act. Set forth below are the periods of time for which compensation is payable for the various specific losses recognized by the Workers’ Compensation Act:
|Specific Loss||Weeks of Comp. Benefits||Healing Period|
|Hand||335 Weeks||20 Weeks|
|Forearm||370 Weeks||20 Weeks|
|Arm||410 Weeks||20 Weeks|
|Foot||250 Weeks||25 Weeks|
|Lower Leg||350 Weeks||25 Weeks|
|Leg||410 Weeks||25 Weeks|
|Eye||275 Weeks||10 Weeks|
|Thumb||100 Weeks||10 Weeks|
|Index Finger (1st)||50 Weeks||6 Weeks|
|Middle Finger (2nd)||40 Weeks||6 Weeks|
|Ring Finger (3rd)||30 Weeks||6 Weeks|
|Little Finger (4th)||28 Weeks||6 Weeks|
|Great Toe||40 Weeks||12 Weeks|
|Any Other Toe||16 Weeks||6 Weeks|
|Disfigurement: head/Neck/Face||Maximum 275 Weeks||None|
For hearing loss, the amount of loss is determined by comparing an employee’s audiogram (hearing test) results with the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. You must have a work-related hearing loss of 10% or more in both ears in order to recover benefits. If you have hearing loss in one ear caused by a traumatic work event, you may be entitled to benefits.
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When you have are seeking a monetary settlement of your workers compensation Pennsylvania, you need justice; and you need a top Chester County workers compensation lawyer with years of experience winning the tough cases: contact Lee Ciccarelli and our Pennsylvania Workers Compensation team today. Call 24/7 at (610) 692-8700.