Suffering a work-related injury is never easy and is even more difficult when the injury is severe. Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation program helps injured employees face the medical and financial hardships that often arise after an injury. However, you have a part to play in filing a successful claim and that means following all workers’ comp laws.
Our attorneys have seen many cases in which workers feel that once they report an injury and file the required documentation, they are free from any further obligations. We want you to know that this is not the way workers’ compensation functions in our state. One of the things that many injured workers fail to do is follow all the instructions a doctor provides in the wake of an injury.
Although you may believe that adhering to a physician’s orders is not necessary, failing to follow through on such orders could harm you in several ways. You may hinder your recovery by not following your doctor’s instructions. Just as importantly, you may invalidate your workers’ compensation claim by ignoring these orders.
Everyone has a role to play when seeking benefits after an on-the-job injury. Your employer’s role is to support your claim and follow all regulations. Your role is to comply with all the rules, including full compliance with your physician’s orders. This way, if you receive a claim denial or have other difficulty getting the benefits you deserve, you will have a better chance of appealing the denial successfully.
Our website is filled with many resources to help you acquire the benefits you are due after a work injury. We invite you to continue reading if you need to learn more about workers’ compensation in Philadelphia.