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    I was recently injured while working at a part time, seasonal job. The injury was significant and has caused me to miss time from my full time work. My full time employer did put me on desk work as soon as possible. However, I cannot return to full duty just yet. I am also using sick leave from my full time employer to attend doctor's appointments and physical therapy. What, if any, responsibility does my part time employer have to cover my full time salary for any time that I have to miss due to the injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunaskier View Post
    I was recently injured while working at a part time, seasonal job. The injury was significant and has caused me to miss time from my full time work. My full time employer did put me on desk work as soon as possible. However, I cannot return to full duty just yet. I am also using sick leave from my full time employer to attend doctor's appointments and physical therapy. What, if any, responsibility does my part time employer have to cover my full time salary for any time that I have to miss due to the injury.
    My guess would be none.
    That's not what Workmans Comp. is for.
    I could be wrong, but
    I would think that if you're filing a claim on the one,
    you shouldn't be working for the other.

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    Last edited by drruthless; 02-12-2012 at 08:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunaskier View Post
    I was recently injured while working at a part time, seasonal job. The injury was significant and has caused me to miss time from my full time work. My full time employer did put me on desk work as soon as possible. However, I cannot return to full duty just yet. I am also using sick leave from my full time employer to attend doctor's appointments and physical therapy. What, if any, responsibility does my part time employer have to cover my full time salary for any time that I have to miss due to the injury.

    you need to report your total earnings from all jobs including self-employment. you also need to report your current wages and will need a medical authorization for limited work or lost time . wages from all sources will be used to calculate any partial disability payments.
    you can file a petition for partial wage loss.
    http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal...5&mode=2#total
    Last edited by WC help; 02-12-2012 at 10:38 PM.

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    I am also using sick leave from my full time employer to attend doctor's appointments and physical therapy. What, if any, responsibility does my part time employer have to cover my full time salary for any time that I have to miss due to the injury. .
    If there isn't enough time loss to see your Dr, as TPD is paid at 2/3's of your AWW/Average Weekly Wage... there won't be any additional benefits due.
    IE, if you are paid AWW $1000/week, your TPD would be $666/week, or the max TTD/TPD rate, your weeky wage would have to be less than $666 that week. TTD/TPD benefits are not paid to "make you whole" for that week.
    What, if any, responsibility does my part time employer have to cover my full time salary for any time that I have to miss due to the injury.
    The way your question is posed.. none.

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    the work comp carrier for your part-time employer is responsible for paying temporary partial disability on lost earnings from your full time employment.
    whether you qualify for those payments according to other criteria--amount of lost time, medical authorization for disability, amount of earnings lost--- is unknown and would be based on facts not presented in your post.

    whether you would get a payment is unknown.
    whether those full-time earnings are include is known: they are.

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    There is only one state in the US that requires time spent in treatment to be treated as wages and it isn't PA. You would not be entitled to TPD or TTD for time spent visiting the doctor. Your FT employer is not obligated to accommodate your WC injury from another employer but kudos to them for doing it anyway.
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    But your full time employer may be obligated to accommodate you under the ADA or mini-ADA if PA has one, depending on your disabilities.

    The best way to get a reliable answer on these issues is to consult with a local lawyer who specializes in workers' comp.
    Bob Bollinger, Attorney
    Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law
    Charlotte, NC

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