PA compensation




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?

Answer:

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.