Thursday, June 19, 2003

In Fatal Claim, Counseling Expenses for Survivors Not Compensable

Village Auto Body v. WCAB (Eggert) is a fatal claim. The Commonwealth Court reluctantly found that medical expenses for counseling of Claimant and her children who witnessed the decedent's death are not compensable. The Court found the term "compensation" in Section 307 is free from ambiguity, and it contemplates only wage benefits.

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