Chester, PA asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania

Q: Workmen comp case hurt at work ,have 4 bulging disc

Making me clock out for therapy. I live in Pennsylvania but work in New Jersey. On light duty but not really light duty. On a hour restriction but still seem to be working over 8 hours a day

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

A: For a Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim, your employer can require you to obtain treatment outside of working hours, if treatment is available outside of working hours. If treatment can only be received within working hours, you may be required to punch out, but you may have a claim for workers' compensation wage loss benefits.

Similarly if your work restrictions include hour restrictions that would result in a loss of earnings, you may have a claim for wage loss benefits.

I would suggest that you speak with a Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible. Especially if your employer is not following your work restrictions.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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