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May 1st, 2019

THE SECRET ABOUT SELECTING DOCTORS THAT PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURERS DO NOT WANT INJURED WORKERS TO KNOW

John was working in a warehouse when a heavy box fell on him, injuring his back and neck.  John knew right away that he was hurt.  He needed to go to a doctor.  His employer told him that he MUST go to THEIR doctor and he could not choose his own doctor to treat with. John had never heard that before and met with attorney Tom Holland to uncover the truth about seeing a work doctor for the first ninety (90) days of treatment. John wants to know if he must see a work doctor for the first 90 days of his injury. THE LAW: PA WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT: Sec. 306 (f.1)(1)(i) An injured worker in Pennsylvania is free to choose their own doctor unless the employer accepts their claim and has done the following: A list of 6 or more physicians or health care providers MUST be posted in the workplace to choose from. If this list exists, then the injured workers must visit one of these doctors for initial treatment for 90 days. If the injured worker does not like this doctor, they can choose another on the list for the remainder of the 90 days.  The employer cannot DIRECT or REQUIRE the injured worker to see a specific doctor on this list.  If this list does not exist, the worker may pick their own doctor. The employer must provide clearly written notification of the employee’s rights and

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May 1st, 2019

THE SECRET ABOUT SELECTING DOCTORS THAT PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURERS DO NOT WANT INJURED WORKERS TO KNOW

John was working in a warehouse when a heavy box fell on him, injuring his back and neck.  John knew right away that he was hurt.  He needed to go… + More

March 27th, 2019

Medical Marijuana and Workers Compensation In Pennsylvania

In 2016, Pennsylvania adopted the Medical Marijuana Act. For the first time, doctors are able to prescribe marijuana to address one of a number of serious medical conditions. Included in… + More

March 11th, 2019

WHAT IS UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED COVERAGE AND WHEN DO I NEED IT?

Uninsured (UM) and Underinsured (UIM) Insurance covers you when you are in a car accident and the other person either does not have insurance or they do not have enough… + More

February 11th, 2019

SHOULD I BRING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT AND WHO PAYS?

You have been injured. At work, at a store, on a construction project, or on your neighbor’s property. You are unsure whether to sue. Will the  the person who caused… + More

January 25th, 2019

WHO PAYS MY MEDICAL BILLS WHEN I AM INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

You just got into a car accident. Your neck hurts.  You need to go to the doctor, but you do not know who is responsible for paying your medical bills.… + More

March 11th, 2017

Unfair Labor Practices: Violating Employee Rights

Do you know what an unfair labor practice looks like? Imagine that you’ve worked for the same company for 36 years. In those years you’ve never had a write-up or… + More

March 9th, 2017

Mandatory Overtime and How It Affects Health Care Workers

Act 102–a reprieve for health care workers. In 2015, a healthcare employee was terminated for regular refusal to work mandatory overtime. According to the health care employee, when asked to… + More

February 21st, 2017

5 Signs You’re an Overworked Employee

When you’re burnt out and underpaid what can you do? As an employee you want to do the best you can at your job. Maybe you want to advance in… + More

February 18th, 2017

The Rights of the Injured Worker Survival Guide

Don’t wait 3 years for your right to workers compensation! Whether you’re an office worker, teacher, healthcare worker, construction worker or a tour guide–no industry is impervious to workplace injuries.… + More

February 17th, 2017

What Everyone Needs to Know About Unfair Pay Practices

Did everyone but you get a workplace bonus? In 2014, McDonald’s made headlines when a lawsuit was filed  for unfair pay practices. The lawsuit which represents about 500 employees against… + More

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