Increased Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits are due when working for multiple Employers at the time of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation injury
If an injured worker has two jobs when the injured worker suffers a work-related injury, will both jobs be considered in determining the injured workers’ Pennsylvania workers’ compensation rate?
Answer: Yes. Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, your employer is obligated to consider all of wages at the time of your injury. If you have two different employers, an injured worker must notify the workers’ compensation carrier/employer of the names of any other employer(s) (Concurrent employment), for purposes of determining the proper Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation rate. The average weekly wage is calculated the same way for each employer and added together to determine an increased average weekly wage and increased compensation payable rate for the injured worker. You have the same average weekly wage regardless if your injury occurred from the part time job or the full time job.
Our team at Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. regularly reviews average weekly wage issues and calculates Injured Worker’s average weekly wage and compensation payable rates. There are often errors found and our attorneys file the necessary petitions to increase the injured workers’ Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits. We will also request the past due benefits with statutory interest (10%) and that the Employer pay counsel fees for the injured worker. Feel free to contact our office at 717-238-1657 for a free consultation and review of your Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation case.