House Bill 592 has been reintroduced and the gist of it is that the Workers’ Comp Act will be amended to cover EMS personnel when they’re not on duty.
If an individual remains disabled theoretically he can just continue to collect Comp, but the old procedure was that after two years they could request an impairment rating evaluation, and if that individual was less than 50% disabled then the claim is capped at 500 weeks.
The insurance company that insures your particular employer is obligated by Pennsylvania state law to either accept or deny your work injury claim within 21 days.
The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in the United States is lower than it is for people who were born here. In 2016, it was 4.3%.
Generally, what we could say is that you shouldn’t go back to work until you resolved your comp. That’s not always practical because if the insurance company doesn’t want to settle and if the individual really needs to work for their mental health or whatever, and people do, then I’ll tell them to go, because productive work is important for people.
The Workers’ Comp Act, is for you. It was enacted in 1915 with primarily humanitarian purposes involved. Let’s not forget that.
The Workers’ Comp Act requires that a panel or list of 6 physicians be given to injured employees that require medical treatment. This is often violated.
In Pennsylvania when you are injured, the employer is obligated to provide you with a list called the panel of physicians. The law requires that there be at least 6 doctors on that panel of physicians of different specialties, you have to pick from that list in the first 90 days. In other words if you want your medical bills to be paid you have to treat with one of those doctors. After 90 days you can choose any doctor you want and those bills must be paid provided that the treatment is related to your injury and reasonable and necessary.
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What a lot of people don’t understand is there are many and varied workers’ compensation claims. The standard claim is man gets injured and goes off work. But it’s much more complicated than that.
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If your claim has been denied, you will need an attorney to file a claim petition. This petition is filed with the Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Workers’ Comp in Harrisburg.
Recent legislation from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is changing how the courts are dealing with workers’ compensation and it is pro injured worker.
Pennsylvania has jurisdiction in every Worker’s Comp case where the injury happens in Pennsylvania. That means Pennsylvania residents who work in PA and get hurt in PA, we have jurisdiction.