Home Modification Repairs Held Compensable Under the Pa. WC Acto

Date: October 14, 2009
Posted In: DLP Law

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the employer/insurance carrier is responsible to pay for repair of modifications to a bathroom required to accomodate an injured worker who was rendered a paraplegic by a work-related injury. The Court chracterized the bathroom as an “orthopedic appliance” such as a wheelchair, which Employer is obligated to provide per Section 306(f .1) (1)(ii) of the Workers’ Compensation Act. Thus, the Court held that the cost to repair or replace the bathroom is compensable under the Pa. Workers’ Compensation Act.

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.