Should an attorney who has settled the wage-loss portion of a Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim continue to represent a claimant in dispute over medical treatment?

Yes.  Unfortunately, however, there are many firms that refuse to perform any work on behalf of an individual once they have settled the wage-loss portion of a claim.  With open medical coverage, the insurance company still has the right to challenge the reasonableness and necessity of medical treatment.  There are times when insurance companies will just stop paying medical expenses without any basis to do so.  If you're represented by the type of firm that takes the money and runs, you may be out of luck.


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