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Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Work Injury Lawyer (Act 534)

Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Work Injury Lawyer (Act 534)

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    Although the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act awards full compensation and continuation of employee benefits to certain employees, and is therefore more generous than the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act in that regard, its scope is narrower and its language should be strictly construed.

    The intent of the Heart and Lung Act is to provide important public safety personnel with full compensation while disabled from an injury which happens in the performance of duty; and grants compensation where the disability is temporary. In workers’ compensation, compensastion can be for permanent injuries too.

    For police officers, firefighters and other specifically enumerated people, the relevant law is 53 P.S. 637

    For county jail employees in Pennsylvania, the relevant law is 16 P.S. 4531

    For state mental hospital workers in Pennsylvania, the section is 61 P.S. 951-952

    Act 534 benefits aka “Act 534/632” applies to an employee of a state penal or correctional institution under the Bureau of Corrections of the Department of Justice and any employee of a state mental hospital or Youth Development Center under the Department of Public Welfare, who is injured by the act of an inmate or person who has been committed to the institution, or an employee of the Department of Public Welfare who volunteers for the firefighting force and is injured while carrying out firefighting duties, etc

    What Is The Purpose Of PA Heart And Lung Act?

    The purpose of the Heart and Lung Act is to provide important public safety personnel with full compensation while disabled from an injury which happens in the performance of duty; and grants compensation where the disability is temporary. In workers’ compensation, compensation can be for permanent injuries too.

    • For police officers, firefighters and other specifically enumerated people, the relevant law is 53 P.S. 637.
    • For county jail employees in Pennsylvania, the relevant law is 16 P.S. 4531
    • For state mental hospital workers in Pennsylvania, the section is 61 P.S. 951-952.

    What Is The Act 534 Benefit? For Injured Workers In PA.

    Act 534 benefits aka “Act 534/632” applies to an employee of a state penal or correctional institution under the Bureau of Corrections of the Department of Justice and any employee of a state mental hospital or Youth Development Center under the Department of Public Welfare, who is injured by the act of an inmate or person who has been committed to the institution, or an employee of the Department of Public Welfare who volunteers for the firefighting force and is injured while carrying out firefighting duties, etc.

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    If you need some guidance regarding the interplay between Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and the Heart and Lung Act or Act 534, please give me a call at 215-206-9068.

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