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My doctor told me that I should receive specific loss benefits in my Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim. What does that mean?

If you were advised to request specific loss benefits in your Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim, you have suffered a complete loss of one of your body parts. This includes:

  • An amputation of a body part
  • Disfigurement of a body part
  • Loss of a sensory function, such as vision or hearing
  • Loss of use of any of your body parts
  • Loss of a body part

 

A loss of this nature has a direct impact on your quality of life. It may impact your ability to perform in your job. It may impact your ability to get a new job in your field or in any other field. Therefore, the compensation structure for a specific loss is much different than it is in any other workers’ compensation claim.

Claiming a Specific Loss Benefit in Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Claiming this benefit is not as easy as it might seem. Most people believe that because a specific loss is so obvious that the benefits will be awarded automatically. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

There are a variety of ways your claim for a specific loss might be reduced. For example, if you’re filing for a lump sum settlement, you must submit extensive evidence to get the maximum amount available to you. This includes medical evidence, doctor testimony, and more. There are also some statutes of limitations that may apply to your claim.

Having the guidance of a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyer on your side helps you get the benefits you need.

 

Free Workers' Compensation Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one have suffered a specifc loss, or have questions about your workers compensation claim – contact Norfleet and Lafferty to speak with our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers today.  Our Central Pennsylvania workers compensation attorneys in Harrisburg, York and Lemoyne will answer all of your questions and lead you through the complex workers’ compensation process.  Call (717) 737-7574 or fill out our case evaluation form.

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