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The Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system is incredibly complicated. If you’ve been injured on the job, you may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. If it seems like the rules are being made up as you navigate the process and you’re not sure what to do–Call Georgelis First at 1-800-HURT-NOW.

Our top-rated workers’ comp attorneys know the law inside and out, and they will explain your options and offer advice on the next best steps in your process. If your employer is trying to get you back to work, even though you feel you aren’t ready–you need our experienced legal team on your side. We have helped thousands of clients with their workers’ compensations claims and that means we can give you the best advice possible.

Our FREE CASE REVIEWS allow you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about your claim, with the ultimate goal of making sure you understand your rights and have a plan to move forward.


Can You Be Forced Back To Work?

As part of the Pennsylvania workers’ comp process, you can be sure you’ll be asked to participate in an Independent Medical Examination or IME. This is a medical examination, performed by a physician that is hired by your employer’s insurance company.

Often times, this results in the company doctor stating that you can return to work. You’ll likely be given the option to resume work without restrictions or you’ll be offered a “light-duty” job. Here are some things you can and should do if you disagree with the doctor’s decision:

  • If your company's doctor says you are healthy enough to return to work but you disagree, you do have the right to seek a second opinion. In this case, you'll most likely have to pay for the examination. However, if your own doctor doesn't think you are ready to return to work, you can refuse to return to work. At this point, your employer may file a Petition to Terminate, Modify, or Suspend Benefits. Your benefits WILL NOT stop until a judge reviews your case. If this happens, it is critical to contact us right away!
  • If the doctor you chose to perform your examination agrees with the company doctor and says you can go back to work, you can still refuse to return. It is likely in this case, however, that you will lose your workers' compensation benefits. Again, it is essential for you to contact a workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible in this scenario.

Offered a "Light Duty" Job? What Does That Mean?

If you’ve been offered a “light-duty” job, it means it is a job your doctor says you can perform with your medical restrictions. For example, instead of doing heavy labor, you may be put on a desk job until your injuries improve. If this light-duty job pays less than what you made before you were injured, you would be entitled to receive partial disability payments.

There are times a doctor releases an injured worker to light-duty work but the employer doesn’t have a light-duty job available. In this case, you can continue to receive your workers’ compensation payments.

Don't Navigate The Workers' Comp System Alone. Call Our TOP Workers' Comp Attorneys in Lancaster PA Today!

When you’re injured on the job, no matter what your profession or cause, you’re likely dealing with a stack of confusing legal forms, insurance companies and an employer who is trying to get you back to work as soon as possible, even if it is not in the best interest of your long-term health. That’s where our experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys step in to help. It costs nothing to have your case reviewed.

If you’re hurt on the job, Call Georgelis First at 1-800-HURT-NOW! Our attorneys have helped secure more than $85,000,000.00 for accident victims, and we can help you too. We’re available 24/7 and will come to you for a free consultation. We never collect a fee unless we get money for you. Contact us today and we’ll handle everything from there!

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