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Injured Worker Bill of Rights We believe that injured workers have rights that are being set aside in an attempt to dimini...
ARTICLE I Injured workers shall have the right to a worker’s compensation system based on the worker’s compensation mandat...
ARTICLE II Injured workers shall have the right to a worker’s compensation system that conducts worker’s compensation hear...
ARTICLE III Injured workers shall have the right to be treated by a physician of their choice.   Injured workers shall hav...
ARTICLE IV Injured workers shall have the right to an attorney of their choice.   Injured workers shall have the right to ...
ARTICLE V Injured workers shall have the right to a legitimate Independent Medical Examination by a physician chosen by a ...
ARTICLE VI Injured workers shall have the right to worker’s compensation as long as the injury is a disability.  No time l...
ARTICLE VII Injured workers shall have the right to a cost of living for every year they are on workers compensation. Cost...
ARTICLE VIII Injured workers shall have the right to a disability evaluation.  If the evaluation determines that the injur...
ARTICLE IX Injured workers shall have the right to rules for evidence entered during a hearing.  All evidence must be frau...
ARTICLE X Injured workers shall have the right to be completely tax free during the time on worker’s compensation.  This w...
ARTICLE XI Injured workers shall have the right to expect contributions to be made to their Social Security account while ...
ARTICLE XII Injured workers shall have the right to expect contributions to be made to their Medicare account while on wor...
ARTICLE XIII Injured workers shall have the right to refuse an interview with a rehabilitation counselor if the counselor ...
ARTICLE XIV Injured workers shall have the right to know about all communications between all parties to their worker’s co...
ARTICLE XV Injured workers shall have the right to receive punitive damages when an employer denies an injury claim withou...
ARTICLE XVI Injured workers shall have the right to take legal action against any party that knowingly enters fraud into a...
Members, Pennsylvania Federation of Injured Workers Signed,
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  1. 1. Injured Worker Bill of Rights We believe that injured workers have rights that are being set aside in an attempt to diminish benefits.
  2. 2. ARTICLE I Injured workers shall have the right to a worker’s compensation system based on the worker’s compensation mandate as follows: “The object of all interpretation and construction of statures is to ascertain and effectuate the intention of the General Assembly.” 1 Pa. C.S.A. §1921(a).  The ultimate goal of the workers' compensation program is to make an injured employee whole.  O'Brien v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (City of Philadelphia), 780 A.2d 829 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2001). Right to Worker’s Compensation
  3. 3. ARTICLE II Injured workers shall have the right to a worker’s compensation system that conducts worker’s compensation hearings in a timely manner without judicial prejudice.   Injured workers shall have the right to longer hearing sessions, to be held in a timely manner without dragging out the process.   Injured workers shall have the right to have complaints of fraud filed investigated before a claim can move forward. This shall include all parties associated to the claim such as private investigators, rehabilitation counselors and physicians. The investigation shall begin immediately upon the filing so that the fraud, if true, does not affect the outcome of the hearing. Bureau of Worker’s Compensation
  4. 4. ARTICLE III Injured workers shall have the right to be treated by a physician of their choice.   Injured workers shall have the right to a second opinion by a physician of their choice to make sure that they receive the best medical treatment available for the injury.   Injured workers shall have the right to privacy of medical records. All requests for medical records must go through the injured workers attorney.   Injured workers shall have the right to expect a physician to be truthful in a medical evaluation of an injury. When a physician commits fraud by fabricating a false medical evaluation legal action should be taken against the physician by the state.   Injured workers shall have the right to expect a physician to have a fiduciary duty to the injured worker. Medical Treatment & Physicians
  5. 5. ARTICLE IV Injured workers shall have the right to an attorney of their choice.   Injured workers shall have the right to recover legal fees when they prevail on a petition to terminate their benefits. There will be no exception to this section. Legal Representation
  6. 6. ARTICLE V Injured workers shall have the right to a legitimate Independent Medical Examination by a physician chosen by a neutral party. The physician must be an expert in the field of medicine for the injury type. All IME’s shall be entered as evidence, not just the one chosen by the insurer/employer.   Injured workers shall have the right to be subjected to no more than one IME per year. Independent Medical Examinations
  7. 7. ARTICLE VI Injured workers shall have the right to worker’s compensation as long as the injury is a disability. No time limit can be set for a claim. Worker’s Compensation Claim Time Limit
  8. 8. ARTICLE VII Injured workers shall have the right to a cost of living for every year they are on workers compensation. Cost of Living Increase
  9. 9. ARTICLE VIII Injured workers shall have the right to a disability evaluation. If the evaluation determines that the injured worker is at maximum medical improvement all future attempts to terminate benefits shall not be allowed. Disability Evaluation
  10. 10. ARTICLE IX Injured workers shall have the right to rules for evidence entered during a hearing. All evidence must be fraud free and must be obtained legally. Evidence
  11. 11. ARTICLE X Injured workers shall have the right to be completely tax free during the time on worker’s compensation. This will include all taxes even local school taxes but will not include sales tax. Taxes
  12. 12. ARTICLE XI Injured workers shall have the right to expect contributions to be made to their Social Security account while on workers compensation. Social Security
  13. 13. ARTICLE XII Injured workers shall have the right to expect contributions to be made to their Medicare account while on workers compensation. Medicare
  14. 14. ARTICLE XIII Injured workers shall have the right to refuse an interview with a rehabilitation counselor if the counselor refuses to use the injured worker’s treating physician’s medical evaluation of the injury.   Injured workers hall have the right to choose the type employment they want to be referral to when a vocational rehabilitation counselor wants to find employment for the injured worker. This will include the time of day and the number of days.   Injured workers shall have the right to return to work in a gainful employment job. No temporary employment, funded employment or part time employment is allowed. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  15. 15. ARTICLE XIV Injured workers shall have the right to know about all communications between all parties to their worker’s compensation claim. Especially when it comes to requests for medical records. Ex-Parte Communication
  16. 16. ARTICLE XV Injured workers shall have the right to receive punitive damages when an employer denies an injury claim without justification. Denial of Injury Claim
  17. 17. ARTICLE XVI Injured workers shall have the right to take legal action against any party that knowingly enters fraud into a worker’s compensation claim. The law should not protect those that do illegal acts in an attempt to terminate a worker’s compensation claim. Exclusivity Clause
  18. 18. Members, Pennsylvania Federation of Injured Workers Signed,
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