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Workers’ Compensation Medical Questions

The Workers’ Compensation Act details 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 petition is a formal way of saying to the judge that the insurance carrier does not think that it needs to pay for your treatment. If this situation happens to you, contact Marzzacco Niven & Associates. We will raise a voice for your concerns.

Further, many treatments, devices, and assistance options are 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 they are 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 items, please discuss them with your doctor.

Turn to Us: Talk To A Qualified Pennsylvania Attorney

Contact Marzzacco 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. You can also reach us via email.