Are there special benefits available if I suffer an amputation or loss of the use of a body part?

The Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act contains a schedule of “specific losses” that sets forth the benefits you receive if you have suffered a permanent loss or loss of use of certain limbs or functions of the body including vision and hearing. The law fixes a specific number of weeks for each specific loss. You are entitled to receive these benefits for the period set forth in the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act regardless of whether you are out of work. You may also be entitled to benefits for a healing period to the extent that you miss time from work while recovering.