Wilkes Barre /NEPA Work Injury Lawyers: Return To Work After Work Injury Question

Date: March 1, 2012

Question: I was hurt at work and I am receiving workers comp. I’ve returned to work at light duty. Less hours and less pay. Do they still have to pay my weekly comp checks? A.W., Wilkes Barre, PA
Answer: In a word, yes. When you were injured, the employer likely issued a Statement of Wages which calculated your pre-injury weekly earnings and determined an Average Weekly Wage (AWW). While you have returned to work, you remain under restrictions as a result of your work injury. You are now entitled to partial disability payments. Partial disability payments are calculated by subtracting your return to work earnings from your AWW, then mutiplying the remainder by 2/3.
If you’ve suffered a work injury and have questions about your claim, contact me at tcummings@dlplaw.com or call (570) 347-1011 for a free consultation.

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.