What Medical Treatment Am I Entitled To Receive?
If you have suffered an injury while at work, getting the medical treatment you need to recover from your injuries is critical. And it seems only fair to expect your employer to pay the bills for this treatment.
But the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is rather complicated at times. The process for getting medical care under this system can be cumbersome. At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, rated Pennsylvania’s Premier Workers’ Compensation Law Firm for 2015 by The Best Lawyers in America,* we can help you pursue all of the workers’ comp benefits you may be eligible for â and that includes proper medical treatment. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation about your specific situation.
Choosing A Doctor
As an injured employee, your employer wants you to believe that there are certain limits on your ability to choose your own doctor. Under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law, employers have the right to set up a list of designated doctors to provide treatment for work-related injuries or illnesses. But, they don’t have that right just because they think they do.
The truth is that employers and their workers’ compensation insurance companies want to control your treatment and will try every chance they get. The good news is â if they don’t set up the panel exactly right and jump through the right hoops â they do not have the right to tell you what doctor to see. Often, the employers do it wrong and still try to tell the injured worker where to treat. Do not fall into the trap of believing that you must treat with their doctor for 90 days after the injury. We want you to get the best medical care possible, from a doctor who you choose.
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we know where they make their mistakes. We can advise you of your rights and protect them every step of the way.
Our attorneys have a proven record of strong advocacy for clients in situations like this. We can guide you through the process as you seek the full amount of workers’ comp coverage allowed by law.
What We Can Do
For reliable representation throughout this difficult time, contact our office at 877-794-2396. Or, if you prefer, complete our online form. With 11 offices serving clients in the Philadelphia area and across Pennsylvania, our lawyers are here for you.
*The Best Lawyers in AmericaÂ® 2015. Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.