Workers' Compensation Medical Questions

The Workers' Compensation Act provides that insurance companies are responsible for medical treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to the work injury. Sometimes, your doctor and the insurance company's doctor may disagree on what falls within this category.

In these situations, the insurance company may stop paying for treatment when it should not do so, or it may file a Utilization Review Petition. This is a formal way of saying to the judge that it does not think that it needs to pay for your treatment. If something like this happens to you, contact the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC. We will represent you and will not charge you for it.

Further, there are many treatments, devices and assistance options available to you that can fall within your workers' compensation benefits. You may not think of these options, but the insurance companies still must pay for them if prescribed by your doctor and they are considered reasonable, necessary and related to the work injury.

These treatments and devices can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Prostheses
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Motor scooters
  • Adjustable beds
  • Whirlpool baths
  • Adjustments to your house or van to make it handicapped accessible
  • Health club memberships
  • Orthopedic shoes

If you feel that you need any of these, please discuss them with your doctor.

Talk To A Qualified Pennsylvania Attorney

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your workers' compensation medical questions with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.