Scranton, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: If collecting workers compensation are you able to volunteer? It's my daughter's play I will sitting there collecting mo

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

A: We cannot provide legal advice on this board. We can only give general legal information. We cannot tell you whether you should take this action or not. Generally speaking, I often tell clients that they should avoid doing something that would surprise their doctor. As to whether one can volunteer in general, it may help to look at the question from the other side - as a general rule, an insurance company will ask why a person cannot "work" if they are able to "volunteer." This, of course, depends on the type of task one volunteers to do, the frequency it is done and the type of the injury. I would urge you to consult with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board. Not just for this issue - injured workers should have someone around to protect their rights throughout the entire case. Good luck!

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