Workers' Compensation Medical Benefits

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Are Medical Bills Covered by Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation?

Over the years, we've helped thousands of people with their Pennsylvania workers' compensation claims. That's why we know that if you've been hurt on the job, the list of things you worry about is long: your injuries, your finances, whether or not you can keep doing the same job, and providing for your family. Then the medical bills start coming in the mail.

I was very satisfied with the final settlement of my case. I just wanted my medical bills covered and I actually received much more than that. Injured worker
Blair County, PA

Many of the people we've talked to are confused about what exactly workers' compensation benefits pay for and which medical expenses are covered. When you hire our law firm, it's our goal to make sure you understand everything about your claim and how the workers' compensation system affects you and your family. We want you to feel comfortable asking any question you may have – that's the only way you'll feel confident you're getting the best legal representation possible.

If there's anything you want to know about your claim, or if you don't know how to get started with filing one, feel free to get in touch with us. Our legal consultations are free, and there's no obligation to use our services. We just want you to understand your options. Call 1-866-943-3427 or fill out a simple free legal consultation.

Which Medical Expenses are Covered?

Here is some basic information about medical expenses covered under Pennsylvania workers' compensation:

  • Doctor visits: If your employer has posted a list of company physicians at your workplace, you must see one of them for the first 90 days to receive payment for your medical expenses. If no list is posted, you may choose your own doctor. If one is posted and you go to a different doctor, you will most likely have to pay for your own expenses.
  • Surgery
  • Hospital expenses:
    • Emergency room trips
    • Overnight stays
    • X-rays
    • And more
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Prescription drugs and other medications
  • Orthopedic devices
  • Prostheses
  • Medical supplies
  • Physical therapy

A few more things you should know:

  • You don't have to miss any work to receive Pennsylvania workers' compensation payments for your medical expenses – they are considered separate from lost wages payments and other workers' compensation benefits.
  • On the other hand, receiving payments for your medical expenses doesn't mean that you've been approved for other types of workers' compensation payments.

While this seems straightforward, people are often denied benefits they're entitled to receive – including payment for medical expenses. Claims are often wrongfully delayed or denied because insurance companies do everything they can to pay as little as possible. We've seen it time and time again.

There's no reason for you to fight the insurance company on your own. The work comp system is confusing and complex, and we know that hiring an attorney can seem just as overwhelming. We make it simple for you. Just contact us for a free legal consultation, and then you can decide what you want to do from there.

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