If you are an employee of a Pennsylvania correctional institution or a mental health institution and have been injured in the course of your employment, you are entitled to receive your salary until you can return to work for your employer at a salary equal to the salary earned at the time of the injury. Act 534 benefits are separate from benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Under the act, you are entitled to benefits as long as the work-related “disability” prevents you from returning to the Department’s employment at your pre-injury salary. Section 1 does not require the actual availability of a position with a Department to be eligible for benefits.
At Brennan Law Offices, we want to help fight for the compensation you deserve under Act 534. Please reach out to us to learn more about your rights under the Act.