Pittsburgh, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: If am am sent for tests or diagnosis during work hours do I still get paid for the time I am away from work?

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Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If the treatment is available outside of working hours you have an obligation to schedule outside of working hours and the carrier is not required to pay you if you fail to do so. However, if it is the employer or the workers' compensation carrier that is scheduling the appointment during working hours, you have a strong argument that you should be paid.

Mark A. Buterbaugh agrees with this answer

Mark A. Buterbaugh
Mark A. Buterbaugh
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: My suggestion, as with all work injury cases, is to obtain an experience workers compensation attorney to help guide you through things like pay, wage loss, and medical benefits. The benefits and rights are just too important.

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