I am still able to work after suffering a work related injury. However, medical visits/therapy are necessary. Unfortunately, these appointments are only available during working hours. My employer is forcing me to use my accrued PTO for this time. This seems unfair to me, unless I am able to be... View More
If you are not able to schedule your doctor’s appointment before or after work and you have an accepted Pa Workers’ Compensation Claim, then your employer would need to pay you Partial Wage Loss Benefits for the time you miss from work due to your attending the appointments. You should be able...View More
Your employer is required to report your work injuries to their insurance company and the State. There are several reporting requirements for both the employer and the injured worker. Therefore, I recommend that you contact a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney to discuss your...View More
Yes, the insurance company can schedule this exam that far away from your home. They must, however, provide transportation to and from the IME. If this presents a hardship, you can request the insurance company schedule an IME closure to your home. But, in all likelihood, you should contact a Board...View More
I have a torn rotor cuff and I am awaiting surgery. Which my restrictions there is very little i can do. What should I do? Should I talk to my boss about going back to the Dr and have him change me to not being able to work due to my injury? If no work that I can do i will be sent home and would... View More
Also I had a lawyer for 2yrs decided not to pursue,this lawyer closed,my job didn't report the injury. Said I quit but was fired. I reported to hospital 1- two days after for the injury. Then I just got a call from hospital saying they have a claim and don't know where to send it from... View More
I drove a tractor trailer for a U.S. mail contractor/ was rear ended by a postal tractor trailer driver in N.J. ( I live in PA) - I was on workmans comp. for my back injuries.RECEIVED a SETTLEMENT from workmans comp a few months ago. A law suit payment is being finalized in less thn 2 weeks -- I... View More
You are best served by following the advise of your attorney. If you would like a second opinion, you should directly contact a Pa Workers’ Compensation Certified Law Specialist in your area. Generally speaking, the employer and its workers’ compensation insurance company have an absolute...View More
Most times, it is preferred by workers’ compensation insurance companies that you attend P.T. during non-work hours. However, if your circumstances are such that this is not possible, then arguably you are entitled to seek partial disability benefits for the wages lost during a week where you are...View More
was injured on the job had two surgerys for my shoulder/arm (right) still not fixed now on dr #2 first dr left practice in more pain now than I was before his two surgerys and my arm is still not fixed.
As long as your restrictions from your doctor allow for flexibility in scheduling hours for work, then a change in hours would likely be acceptable for an injured worker back to work after a work injury.
However, there are circumstances where the change in hours may make your ability to...View More
You can file a claim for Workers’ Comp Benefits up to three (3) years after your date of injury. You must also provide notice to your employer within 120 days of the date of injury. If you had to quit your job after your injury, the reasons why you quit should be explored with a Pa Certified...View More
It is obviously up to you whether or not you proceed with surgery for your presumed work related injuries to your neck and shoulder. However, the WC insurance company could try to establish that you have refused medical treatment that would, if obtained , improve your conditions by a certain...View More
In order for you to receive any Pa Workers' Comp wage loss benefits for temporary total benefits , you must be out of work for seven days. If your employer accommodates restrictions from a doctor but you have less hours and less pay, then you can receive partial benefits for your reduced wages...View More
Your health insurance should cover any future treatment to your back given the fact that you will no longer have any coverage from Workers' Compensation.
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