Q: Slipped at work and fell, was taken to company doctor, did not take an xray of my knee, been out for 2 days tomorrow
Will be going to H.R. As to the company doc put me on restrictions and they want to accommodate my recovery period.how can a doctor determine a fall without an xray?
A: 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 due to the injury immediately. With that said, the company doctor will likely order X-Rays soon to see if anything is broken in the bones connected to your knee or if your major ligaments in your knee are disrupted in any fashion.If you still have problems several weeks out from your injury, then it is likely that an MRI will be performed to have a more detailed study of your knee structure. You must treat for the first 90 days after your work injury with the employer panel of health care providers. If at anytime you feel that you are not getting the right medical treatment for your injury or are not getting the proper response from the employer it is advised that you contact a Certified Pa Workers' Compensation Law Specialist. Most specialists, like myself, will consult with you initially for free and help guide you through the Workers' Comp system during this tough period after your injury. Best of luck.
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