Scranton Moosic Kingston Hazleton Honesdale Workers Compensation- Work Injury Lawyers

Posted by Tom Cummings & filed under Areas of Practice, DLP Law, Workers Compensation.


If you have suffered loss of use or amputation of a body part as a result of a work injury or work event, you may be entitled to benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act. The Act details what amount of benefits are payable pursuant to a schedule set forth in Section 306(c).  Benefits also may be payable for a healing period in certain circumstances. For example, the loss of a hand allows for  335 weeks of benefits plus a 20 week healing period. The loss of a foot,  250 weeks plus a 20 week healing period. The loss of  the index finger, 50 weeks  plus an 8 week healing period. The loss of the thumb, 100 weeks plus 10 weeks.

If you’ve suffered a work injury and have questions about your claim, contact me at [email protected] or call (570) 347-1011 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: The above article is for instructive purposes only and each case is fact sensitive.  Consultation with an attorney should be obtained instead of reliance upon the legal issues discussed in this column. 

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Tom Cummings

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Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers' compensation and Social Security Disability cases.

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