What If Workers' Comp Isn't Paying My Medical Bills?

If you are injured on the job in Pennsylvania, workers' compensation insurance is supposed to be there to cover your medical bills and provide you with disability income until you are able to work again. Unfortunately, the program doesn't always work as it should.

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we represent injured workers who are having problems with their workers' compensation claim. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Founding attorney Katherine L. Niven served as chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation and was a Pennsylvania workers' compensation judge.

Helping You Get The Benefits You Deserve

An employer's attitude toward you can change following a work injury. Rather than see you as a productive worker, the company may view you as an expense to be controlled. The more serious your injury and the longer you are unable to work, the more likely it is that the workers' compensation carrier or your employer will look for a way to stop paying your benefits. Here are just a few of the ways it may try to do that:

  • Underdiagnose your injury as a less serious condition that doesn't prevent you from working
  • Refuse to perform tests that could prove your injury (For example, the doctor may perform an X-ray but not a more expensive MRI)
  • Claim your injury is not work-related
  • Release you to return to work with no restrictions before you are ready
  • Offer you a lowball settlement in exchange for not paying any future benefits
  • Find an excuse to fire you

The vast majority of people who are injured on the job simply want to be treated fairly. We have dedicated our law practice to helping injured workers receive the benefits they need and deserve.

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For Help If Your Employer Isn't Paying Your Medical Bills

To discuss your case with our lawyers, call 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340.