You Can Choose Your Own Doctor
If you are injured at work, you are not required to use your employer’s doctor. You have the right to choose your own doctor. In doing so, you can obtain an unbiased opinion from a medical professional who is not influenced by your company.
Our experienced attorneys handle serious neck and back injuries that include the following:
- Acute torticollis or wryneck
- Aggravation of pre-existing neck conditions
- Cervical disk prolapse
- Cervical fractures
- Herniated disk
- Nerve impingement
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Whiplash style injuries
The process of applying for and obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be long and confusing. Our lawyers will manage every step of the workers’ compensation process for you. We file paperwork, schedule medical appointments, consult with medical experts, and negotiate on your behalf to make sure that you receive the best care and the most benefits. We focus on the legal aspects of your injury so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injury.
Types of Compensation Available for a Workplace Neck Injury
Philadelphia workplace neck injury victims should be able to receive a variety of types of compensation as a result of what happened. The workers’ compensation system in Pennsylvania is designed to provide the following types of coverage in these situations:
- Compensation for all hospital and doctor’s office bills
- Coverage of any physical therapy or rehabilitation needed
- Prescription medication and medical device coverage
In addition to covering all medical bills related to a workplace injury, victims in these situations should also be able to receive a large portion of their lost wages if they cannot work while they recover. Typically, this means that they will receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage for the time they are away from work.
In the event an individual becomes disabled as a result of a workplace neck injury, there are various schedules of disability benefits that may be available through the workers’ compensation system.
Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation system does not provide coverage for an injury victim’s pain and suffering or emotional distress damages. However, if a third party was responsible for the workplace injury, and if the individual can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation, they will likely be able to recover much more compensation for their losses, including coverage of their pain and suffering losses.