2015 Statewide Average Weekly Wage
“Based upon the Statewide Average Weekly Wage, as determined by the Department of Labor & Industry for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the maximum compensation payable under the Worker’s Compensation Act, under Article 1, subsections 105.1 and 105.2, shall be $951.00 per week for injuries occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2015. For purposes of calculating the update to payments for medical treatment rendered on and after Jan. 1, 2015, the percentage increase in the Statewide Average Weekly Wage is 2 percent.”
How Can Stampone Law Help You?
You may have heard that you are not required to have an attorney help you with your workers’ compensation claim. While this is true, you should know that the workers’ compensation system is complex and difficult to navigate. Further, the rising costs of workers’ compensation insurance are causing employers and their insurers to fight claims and pay out as little as possible. In fact, Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry recommends that injured workers seek the advice of a qualified attorney in pursuing claims and appeals. The Department points out that your employer and your employer’s insurance carrier will always have an experienced attorney on their side. You should, too. A skilled attorney from Stampone Law can level the playing field for you. We can explain your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act, review your medical records, contact your healthcare providers, gather evidence and represent you during hearings and appeals.
If your initial claim is denied, do not be discouraged. Most claims are denied the first time around. Simply contact us for help, and we will ensure that your claim is presented in the best light possible to gain the benefits you are owed. We are always here to answer your questions and address your concerns. You should also know that if you are not awarded benefits or do not continue to receive benefits, you will not be charged for our services.
If you have a question about workers’ compensation or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. At Stampone Law we strive to make your life easier, every step of the way.