Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits for an Injury Covered by the Heart and Lung Act?
If you are a worker in Pennsylvania who will be receiving Heart and Lung Act benefits because of an on-the-job injury, you will also be receiving workers’ compensation. Your payments for workers’ compensation will be sent to your employer and your employer will pay the difference between those benefits and your full salary. This is what ensures your benefits cover your full salary, even though workers’ compensation typically covers only two thirds of your average wage.
If for some reason you do not qualify for Heart and Lung Act benefits or your Heart and Lung Act benefits are terminated, you may still qualify for workers’ compensation. For example, if your injury turns out to be permanent, you can still secure workers’ compensation benefits, even though you will not qualify for benefits through the Heart and Lung Act.
What Are You Eligible For?
Being injured on the job is frightening, especially if you are a firefighter, police officer or other worker where physical mobility is an important component of your work duties. If you are injured and cannot work, you may be eligible for Heart and Lung Act benefits or workers’ compensation. To determine what you are eligible for and to get help with your Heart and Lung Act or workers’ compensation claim, contact KBG Injury Law for a consultation.
Injuries caused by workplace incidents can be expensive to employers, and thus employers will sometimes try to avoid paying the benefits you may be eligible for under the Heart and Lung Act or workers’ compensation. If you feel your injuries have been misclassified or you are not getting your rightful benefits, contact KBG Injury Law for a consultation. The attorneys at KBG Injury Law specialize in workers’ compensation and workplace injuries and can help you determine your best course of action.
With a range of resources and decades of combined experience, our attorneys are ready to help those who have been injured on the job.