Medical Bills and a Denied Workers’ Comp Claim

When you are injured at work in Pennsylvania and your claim is denied, you have to file a Claim petition to fight for wage loss and medical benefits. That is a pretty daunting for an injured worker. There are various reasons why your claim may have been denied. You can read more about that here. Regardless, if your claim has been denied, it is absolutely critical to call Mooney Law for a free consultation. We will file the Claim Petition and get your case moving through the litigation process to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.

So what happens with medical bills if your claim is denied?

Again, step one is to file the Claim Petition. However, the litigation process takes time. So what do you do in the meanwhile? First, and foremost, it is important to continue medical treatment. It establishes the work injury, creates a record of ongoing medical care, and most importantly, it provides you the opportunity to get better. So who will pay for medical treatment while litigating a denied claim? If you have personal health insurance or health insurance through your employer, and workers’ compensation has denied your claim, your private health insurance is an option for medical coverage.

If you do not have private health insurance and you are having difficulty with medical treatment, Mooney Law may be able to help you find medical providers. We can communicate with your medical providers to let them know the status of your workers compensation claim and running an ongoing bill until such time your claim is accepted or resolved. Having a denied claim puts an injured worker in a precarious situation financially and emotionally. Your best bet to get your claim approved is to consult and hire an experienced, trusted, and effective workers’ compensation attorney.

Mooney Law has collected tens of millions of dollars in benefits for injured workers throughout Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. We don’t just quickly settle your claim for the fee. That isn’t right and shouldn’t be the case. We are different. Mooney Law offers a broad array of legal services beyond just workers’ compensation. That means we want our clients to be our clients for their lifetime, regardless of their legal needs. We look out for the best interest of our clients, period. And sometimes that means that settlement may not be right for a client. We are not in the business for the quick fee. We want your business for life. Call Mooney Law today at 717-200-HELP or 717-632-4656. You can also email us at Finally, feel free to visit our website and complete the Schedule a Consultation form.

Mark Buterbaugh

Attorney representing injured workers and Social Security Disability clients in Pennsylvania and Maryland.