Workers Compensation Category

You may not be required to treat with the "Company Doctor" after work injury in Pennsylvania

One of the biggest abuses of the workers compensation system by employers in Pennsylvania is forcing their injured workers to treat with the company chosen doctor when they do not have the right to control the injured workers medical care.

Laws Regarding Medical Care After a Work Injury

In general the law permits the employer to control the injured workers initial medical treatment for 90 days after he/she suffers a work injury. However, in order to do so, the employer is obligated to do the following:

  1. Establish a list of designated health care providers.
  2. The list must contain at least 6 DIFFERENT health care providers, including at least 3 different Physicians and no more than 4 Coordinated Care Organizations.
  3. The list must be prominently displayed in a readily accessible place at the work site;i.e., on the employee bulletin board or near the time clock.
  4. The employer must have the injured worker sign the required Notice of Employee Rights and Duties at or about the time the i...

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Worker's Compensation Benefits


Worker’s compensation benefits include a number of programs and services to benefit you if you were injured on the job. In most cases, the receipt of benefits does not depend on who was at fault. Unless you were acting intentionally or recklessly, even you can be at fault. Most of the time, you are the one who will receive these benefits, unless of course the injury resulted in death, which means that your family members may potentially receive the benefits.

However, not all situations involving injury on the job result in workers’ compensation. Sometimes benefits are denied. In this case, you will need to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer or law firm. Consulting with an attorney can help you regardless to understand the different benefits you may be eligible for as well as the likelihood of success. In some of the more basic cases though, you may not have to hire a lawyer from a law firm or solo practice. Here are some of the primary benefits that attorneys can...

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