What Medical Treatment Can I Receive From Workers’ Compensation?
If you have suffered an injury while at work or while being on the job, 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 that are a result of your injury. However, your employer may often try to persuade you to choose a doctor that is not adequate for the type of treatment that you need.
But the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is rather complicated at times. The process for getting medical care under the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation 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
Choosing a doctor that you are comfortable with, for your treatment is extremely important. In a vulnerable time such as this one, your overall comfort is the most important thing.
As an injured employee, your employer wants you to believe that there are certain limits on your ability to choose your own doctor for your treatment. 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. If your employer is challenging your choice of medical professionals, you should contact a workers’ compensation attorney to help you.
The truth is that employers and their workers’ compensation insurance companies want to control your treatment and will try every chance they get to get their way. 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 receive treatment. Do not fall into the trap of believing that you must be treated by their doctor for 90 days after the injury. We want you to get the best medical care possible, from a doctor who you choose and feel comfortable with.
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we know where the employers make their mistakes most often. We can advise you on what your rights are pertaining your workers’ compensation case.
Our experienced attorneys have a proven record of strong advocacy for clients in situations such as this one. We can guide you through the process as you seek the full amount of workers’ comp coverage allowed by law.
What We Can Do
We have different law offices and attorneys all over the state of Pennsylvania. Our highly qualified attorneys have received numerous awards in the area of workers’ compensation law.
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we dedicate ourselves to representing clients who are not being treated fairly by their employer or company. We can help you receive the proper and right medical care that you want/need to receive. Our dedicated team of workers’ compensation attorneys will help you receive the compensation that you deserve. To speak with a member of our experienced workers’ compensation legal team, please call us at (866)-948-9088 or send us a brief online message.
Or, if you prefer, complete our online form. With eleven different offices serving clients in the Philadelphia area and across Pennsylvania, our lawyers are always here for you.
*The Best Lawyers in AmericaÂ® 2015. Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.