(Nearly) Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Workers’ Compensation Claims
Attorney Michael L. Studd understands that workers’ compensation claims are wildly esoteric. Despite dedicating his practice to helping Pittsburgh employees overcome work-related injuries, much confusion remains over what Pennsylvania residents should expect during the legal process. While far from a definitive article on the subject, today’s blog post will explore some of the more complicated aspects of Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation laws.
What on Earth is a Utilization Review (UR)?
In the event that your employer decides to challenge your workers’ compensation claim, they’ll start by sending you a utilization review. More a formality than anything else, a copy of this document should be sent to your workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. Under Pennsylvania state law, you are free to provide the reviewer with a statement explaining why your injury requires financial assistance.
P.S. What’s an IME?
Pennsylvania’s Worker’s Compensation Act allows insurance companies to require you to attend a screening by an employer-approved physician. This physician will not be your primary doctor, so it’s best to consult a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney before agreeing to the screening. There are various exceptions to this rule, and a skilled lawyer will be able to guide you through the process.
Schedule Your Free Workers’ Compensation Consultation Today
Workers’ compensation attorney Michael L. Studd offers personalized legal representation to clients throughout the Pittsburgh area. Having represented Pennsylvania workers for more than a decade, Michael provides the kind of focused legal counsel often associated with large firms, but with the attentiveness and personalized care of a boutique firm. Call (412) 400-6157 now to learn more.