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Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C.

June 04, 2012 14:54 ET

Philadelphia Lawyers Discuss Recent Changes to Workers' Compensation Law

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 4, 2012) - The Philadelphia workplace injury lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. are dedicated to helping the victims of work-related injuries fight for the compensation they need, and as such, want to inform Pennsylvania residents of important updates to the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. As of January 2012, the Department of Labor and Industry has established the statewide average weekly wage to be $888, a 3.5% increase from what it was previously set at. This average weekly wage is used in determining how much an injured worker can receive in workers' compensation benefits, which is usually two-thirds their weekly wage.

Common injuries that may qualify an injured worker for workers' compensation benefits include back injuries, head injuries, broken bones, and internal organ damage, among many others. In many cases, these benefits are available to individuals who sustained injuries on the job that have left them unable to work for a period of time.

Unfortunately, the workers' compensation filing process can be confusing and time consuming, so anyone who is interested in pursuing these benefits should consider getting professional help when filing their workers' compensation claim. The Philadelphia injury lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. are dedicated to helping the victims of workplace injuries, and are here to answer any questions injured workers may have about their claims or these recent updates to Pennsylvania's workers' compensation laws.

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Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. is a personal injury law firm based in Pennsylvania that handles a wide variety of cases, including those related to workplace injury. To learn more, contact them today by calling 215-238-1130.

Contact Information

  • Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C.
    Philadelphia Office:
    Phone: 215-238-1130
    Fax: 215-238-1132
    1800 JFK Boulevard Suite 300
    Philadelphia, PA 19103