Employee PA Compensation
Question: Can you explain worker's rights as it pertains to compensation in
Pennsylvania? Can I be billed for medical bills if I'm in litigation?
Every state has different rules as to how they handle compensation
as it pertains to workers. The state of Pennsylvania offers certain protections for workers, but
overall, compensation is considered as if it's just another insurance company.
If your insurance company decides that they're not paying your claim for any reason, you will
be responsible for getting your bill paid. Even if you challenge the insurance company and your
claim goes to arbitration, unlike some other states, an
unpaid medical bill is your responsibility.
Therefore, if you go to get medical treatment for what you believe is a compensation issue
in Pennsylvania, you should make sure that your medical professional also has your regular
health insurance information, and that you've signed the proper forms so that they can bill
your insurance, just in case.