Cap lifted on worker’s compensation partial disability benefits

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
All Pennsylvania State Local Unions: Elections have consequences. This was never more evident than in the recent Protz v. Workers Compensation Appeals Board decision handed down from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. With this decision, we were able to lift the cap on worker’s compensation partial disability benefits. This decision lifted the old cap of 500 weeks for a partially disabled worker. The court has ruled that the effects of a workplace injury can be longer lasting than the 500-week cap allowed for. We owe a great deal of gratitude to the labor-friendly Supreme Court Justices who currently reside on the PA Supreme Court.
 
As the upcoming election approaches, we have an opportunity to ensure more favorable decisions like this by electing more labor-friendly candidates. The deadline for registration is OCTOBER 10, 2017. Members and their families can go to Votespa.com to register.
 
In solidarity,
Kris Anderson
Pennsylvania State Legislative and Political Coordinator

 

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