Company I worked for terminated me because I filled a case for my work injury. When the case settle does the insurance company will pay me for COBRA insurance. I had to buy COBRA to be able to get treated by physicians.
Generally workers compensation does not pay COBRA. You may have a claim for wrongful termination, however. Your best bet would be to take all your paperwork and consult a local workers compensation attorney who can get all the facts, and best advise you how to proceed to protect your rights and get all the workers compensation benefits to which you may be entitled. You can search for an attorney through this site, by clicking the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of this page and then searching for a workers compensation attorney in your city and state.
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While workers' compensation does not pay for COBRA, you may have a claim for your employer terminating you for filing a workers' compensation case. This, however, would not be a workers' compensation case. I would suggest you contact an employment law attorney to have the facts of your case carefully reviewed to see if you have an actionable case.
In PA, workers' comp does not pay for your COBRA benefits. I think you should be contacting a certified specialist in workers' compensation to discuss your situation. Being fired for filing a workers' compensation claim is protected under PA law. That said, an employer need not hold your job if you cannot return to work. I would get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation.
No. Workers' Compensation will only pay for medical treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to the injury described in the Notice of Compensation Payable. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to make sure that your injury is accurately described in the NCP.
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