The insurance company that insures your particular employer is obligated by Pennsylvania state law to either accept or deny your work injury claim within 21 days.
In Pennsylvania when you are injured, the employer is obligated to provide you with a list called the panel of physicians. The law requires that there be at least 6 doctors on that panel of physicians of different specialties, you have to pick from that list in the first 90 days. In other words if you want your medical bills to be paid you have to treat with one of those doctors. After 90 days you can choose any doctor you want and those bills must be paid provided that the treatment is related to your injury and reasonable and necessary.
Worker’s compensation is a crucial part of our legal system today. But it is also a complex one, that is often confusing to many people.