Scranton Carbondale Work Injury Lawyers- Workers Compensation Medical Treatment Question

Date: June 12, 2012
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Question: I was injured at work. Do I need to see the “company” doctor? My boss says that I do. M.F., Carbondale, Pa.

Answer: If your employer posts a list of designated physicians, you are required to treat with physicians on that list for 90 days. The dosctors on this list are commonly referred to as “panel” physicians.  This list must be posted in the workplace. The employer is required to notify employees that treatment with a panel provider is requiredfor the first 90 days after the injury. The employer must obtain written acknowledgement of that notification both at the time of hire and after the work injury.

If you’ve suffered a work injury and have questions about your claim, contact me at tcummings@dlplaw.com or call (570) 347-1011 for a free consultation.

 

 

Disclaimer: The above article is for instructive purposes only and each case is fact sensitive.  Consultation with an attorney should be obtained instead of reliance upon the legal issues discussed in this column. 

 

 

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.