Your employer is required to provide Medical Benefits for all treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to your work injuries, including the cost of prescription medications, physician visits, hospital stays, surgical care and medical equipment. Please Note: While your employer may provide you with a list of six or more health care providers that you can choose from, they cannot compel you to see a particular physician on the list. However, you may be required to seek initial treatment from one of the listed doctors for the first 90 days after the job injury provided certain obligations have been satisfied by the workers’ compensation insurance company.
Even if you have lost no time from work, medical care costs for a work-related injury or illness are payable at the fee schedule rate. An employee may not be charged the difference between the health care provider’s charge and the amount paid by the employer or its insurance carrier, commonly known as “balance billing“. If you seek medical treatment outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, however, you may be subject to the risk of balance billing by the medical provider. You should discuss this with your physician prior to treatment.
Pursuing all the Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you may be entitled can be a complex and intimidating process. This is especially true when you are up against an employer or insurance company that seeks to delay, limit, reduce, prematurely terminate and outright deny your work injury claim. For that reason, you need Pennsylvania workplace injury lawyers who thoroughly understand Workers’ Compensation laws and who are prepared to go up against employers and insurance carriers who know the workplace injury process well and seek to manipulate it to their advantage.
The best way to protect your rights to all possible Workers’ Compensations benefits under the law is to contact a knowledgeable, experienced workplace accident attorney immediately after you are injured on the job. Conveniently located in Philadelphia, the experienced Pennsylvania and Delaware Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Pearson Koutcher Law, are available to meet with you to review your potential workplace injury claim and the many factors that can influence the amount and type of workman’s comp benefits to which you may be entitled. Contact us today to take the first step toward your successful Workers’ Compensation claim and your recovery of all appropriate Workers’ Compensation benefits due to you under Pennsylvania or Delaware law.
Pearson Koutcher Law’s work comp lawyers have over forty years of combined experience investigating, negotiating, litigating, and getting results for our clients. We strive to provide our clients with outstanding results through the hardest of times, respecting the emotional and physical strife we understand you’re going through. All clients are given the number for the work injury lawyer handling their case and are encouraged to call whenever we’re needed. Meetings are scheduled at the convenience of the client, whether at your home or in one of our local offices. We always offer impeccable service and communication in your time of need.
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