When you are sick or injured, you call your doctor. However, when that injury or illness is a result of your employment, you may not be able to do that due to the steps one must follow after filing a Workers’ Compensation claim.
After being injured on the job, or receiving treatment for a work-related illness, workers are required to treat with a medical provider on the employer’s list of designated physicians for 90 days. After the 90 days, an employee can treat with a physician of their own choosing. An employee may select the employees own physician during the 90 days if the employer fails to provide such a list.
Injured workers should also be aware that if an employer-listed physician recommends invasive surgery that worker then has the right to obtain a second opinion from a doctor of his or her choice. However, any treatment recommended as a result of a second opinion must be provided by one of the employer-listed care providers if it takes place within the 90 day window.
How a Workers’ Comp Attorney Can Help You
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system is very complex; figuring which physician to see for treatment is just one of many complicated pieces of the process. If you have been injured on the job, call the Pisanchyn Law Firm’s Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Attorneys today for a free consultation at 1-800-444-5309.
Not only will we protect your rights, we will give you free advice and representation for your workers’ compensation claim up until a petition is filed. We will also take the time to educate you on all areas of the Worker’s Compensation system so you know what to expect and what to do when certain situations come up. Just like your injury is 24/7, so is our assistance, guidance, and consultation.
If you have been injured at work, call our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers now either at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are on-call 24/7 and ready to help you.