State College, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: Does workers comp pay for time off work for physical therapy

I returned to work on light duty after shoulder surgery , The doctor has ordered physical therapy . I go to therapy 3 days a week . I work 7-3 and I leave work 2 1/4 hour's early to go to therapy , does workers comp pay for those hours lost from work ?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Glenn Neiman
Glenn Neiman
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Warminster, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Generally speaking, if the treatment is available outside your work hours, but you miss work to have the treatment, you would not be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for the time/wages you lose. You should meet with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers compensation law to get advice specific to your case. Good luck!

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