Is workers comp responsible for an injury if it was reinjured at home, but while still out of work for the initial injury?

Asked in Wilkes Barre, PA , on Oct 22, 2014

I was hurt at work and had surgery. I have been going to therapy and and was doing rather well. Then I hurt it doing a simple task at home. Now I need an MRI and workers comp doesn’t want to pay for it. What are the laws behind this? I was still not released from work, and although was doing better, still wasn’t at 100%. Are they responsible because the initial injury was work related? Any thoughts are appreciated

Answered on Oct 23, 2014

There are two levels of things going on (1) causation, is this something that happened essentially bc of the comp injury, I recently had a case involving a private wrist injury as result of a fall because of a bad knee from work (you can win these cases or be compensated), (2) continued benefits, are you disabled entirely for other reasons than the work injury, if not, it should be possible to defend your right to continued benefits. It is not the easiest case, but your circumstances are better than many because of your ongoing benefits (which it sounds like you are being paid). You need to flesh it out with a good WC attorney, basically you just need to fight it out with the insurer.