The insurance company should provide you the documentation which outlines what they will pay you and for what medical bills they will pay.
Yes, you should be concerned. The documents which accept your injury should be accurate as the injury you sustained and the average wage you earned per week over the last year.
We strongly encourage injured workers to not allow their doctors to speak with anyone but the injured worker, as those “secret” conversations can have adverse consequences.
The value of your case depends on a number of factors including the injuries, the medical treatment for those injuries, the amount of time needed to address those injuries, whether there are permanent impairments from those injuries, the amount of lost wages and potential loss of future wages, the past medical expenses and the future medical expenses, if there is any scarring or disfigurement, and whether punitive damages are warranted. If your case is Workers compensation related then it should only be handled by an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. The Attorneys at RG Injury Law have spent their entire careers working on personal injury and workers compensation cases. In fact, Bill Gregory worked for an insurance company evaluating cases prior to becoming a lawyer. This unique perspective and the extensive experience from both attorneys give the clients of RG Injury Law a solid understanding of the value of their cases.
Unfortunately, the payment of medical bills does not automatically indicate that your claim has been accepted. In fact, under the law the workers’ compensation insurance carrier can pay for your medical treatment and still deny your claim. It is best to contact a lawyer to seek all the benefits you deserve.
In Pennsylvania, if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you are most likely not able to seek pain and suffering damages from your employer, and the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act governs your rights. However, if you were injured at work at the hands of an unrelated third party (like being in an automobile accident while you were working) you may be able to seek pain and suffering damages against the responsible third party. Rankin & Gregory can advise you as to what you are entitled to collect and you can be assured that we will fight for every penny that you deserve.
If you have not fully recovered from your work injury your wage loss benefits should continue if your employer has not offered you a job where you earn your average weekly wage. RG Injury Law can help keep your benefits going while you seek the treatment you need to fully return to work.
Even though it appears that your claim is running smoothly, it is no cost to you to speak with RG Injury Law for a consultation to be sure that you are receiving the benefits you deserve.
If you have been released to return to work within your work injury restrictions by your treating doctor, then you have an obligation to look for work within those restrictions. However, you do have rights and you should be compensated while you are not working. RG Injury Law can fully explain your rights and responsibilities when you have been released to return to work but your employer has not brought you back to work.