Old Forge/ NEPA Work Injury Lawyer: Workers Compensation Question

Date: February 9, 2012
Posted In: DLP Law

I was injured at work and I am receiving workers compensation benefits. I’ve had some problems getting some medical bils paid. What are my rights? Lou S. , Old Forge , Pa.
In a Pa. workers compensation case, the employer (or the employer’s insurance company) is obligated to pay medical expenses which are reasonable, necessary and related to the accepted work injury. The medical bills must be paid within 30 days of the bill and medical documentation regarding the medical treatment being received by the insurannce carrier. The carrier may challenge the bill as unreasonable and unnecessary by filing a request for utilization review within the same time frame.

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.