When Are Medical Expenses Paid If I Have An Accepted Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim?
I HAVE AN ACCEPTED PA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM, WHY IS MY PHARMACY TELLING ME MY PRESCRIPTIONS AREN’T COVERED?
In Pennsylvania, if you have an accepted workers’ compensation claim, whether you are working or not, all reasonable, necessary, and related medical expenses are to be paid on your behalf by the workers’ compensation carrier. Practically speaking, the situation of prescriptions not being covered when an injured worker goes to his or her pharmacy happens all too frequently. What can happen is that the injured worker gives the prescription to the pharmacist, the pharmacist checks with the workers compensation carrier, and for a variety of reasons, is told that it will not be covered. This leads to frustration, and often not receiving the prescription. Fortunately, there are remedies to the situation that an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can offer. Remedies can include filing of a particular Petition, known as a Penalty to your attorney eliciting the help of outside sources to help you get your prescription filled until the situation can get worked out with the workers’ compensation carrier. Don’t just accept that a prescription is not covered, and suffer in silence; find out what your rights are to help you get back to your healthy self and move on with your life.
If you or a loved one have a workers’ compensation case, you owe it to yourself to seek advice from a Certified Specialist in the practice of Worker’s Compensation law. Contact Robinson law LLC for your free, no obligation consultation.