Who is Responsible for Payment of Medical Bills When Injured in an Accident?

Workers’ Compensation Claim: Should you injure yourself on the job, the Employer and its insurance company is responsible to pay for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred for treatment rendered for your work injury(ies).  This includes payments of co-pays for medical appointments, medication(s) and travel expenses to and from medical appointments.  It is important […]

TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISCHARGE (TPD)

  The United States Department of Education has instituted a program allowing for the write-off of student loan debt for individuals with severe mental or physical disabilities.  The program is called Total and Permanent Discharge (TPD). A TPD relieves the disabled individual from having to repay: (1) William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans; (2) Federal […]

How soon can I see my own doctor after a work injury?

Believe it or not, in many instances, the answer is IMMEDIATELY. Unfortunately, many employers, insurance companies, and even doctors proceed under the misunderstanding that an injured work MUST UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES treat with a workers’ compensation doctor for the first 90 days after a work injury. In reality, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act and Regulations […]

The Importance of Medical Treatment

When you are injured or sick, your health and feeling better is always the first concern.  You must comply with your healthcare providers’ instructions and recommendations.  Likewise, when your injury or health concern is involved in a lawsuit, Workers’ Compensation claim or a Social Security Disability claim, the key component to being successful with your […]

PENNSYLVANIA COURT ALLOWS NEGLIGENCE CASE TO PROCEED AGAINST PERSON WHO TEXTED A DRIVER INVOLVED IN COLLISION

Lawrence County Judge John Hodge recently allowed a negligence and wrongful death claim to proceed against two men who were texting a driver as she crashed into a motorcyclist causing fatal injuries. In his decision of March, 2016, Judge Hodge cited the Restatement (Second) of Torts, which provides a third party can be held another […]