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A new Frequently Asked Question has been, "I have the Coronavirus, can I get workers' compensation benefits?" The answer is that, yes, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits depending on the facts. This can be whether you have contracted COVID-19 through work, or whether you have lost a modified duty job through an employer closing or layoff. Email or call us to discuss the specifics of your case in regard to the Coronavirus or any other work injury.

Federal Workers’ Comp System Differs from State Systems

While most employees in PA are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, there are some who are not. One group of employees not covered under Pennsylvania’s system are workers employed by the United States Government. Federal employees are instead covered by the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP).

As the PA Workers’ Compensation Act differs from the laws in other States, the Federal Workers’ Comp system is a completely different set of laws. There are major differences in the type and amount of benefits available, as well as in the procedures necessary to obtain such benefits.