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    Cool How Long Can You Collect Workers Compensation Benefits

    My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: pa i been out on wc for a year now ,my job has let me go, doctors told me i cant no longer do the job i had, wc send me to do a functional test ,came back as i could not do my job, now wc want me to see another doctor of theres cause my lawyer wants to settle the case (why do they do that) and how long would my case take to settle if they been paying for every medication, and paying me weekly , and i guess they have taken blame

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    Default Re: How Long Can You Collect Workers Compensation Benefits

    The maximum time period is until death. Its a case by case basis. Of course your lawyer wants to get a settlement offer, that's what you paid him for. You have to be willing to accept it though. Ask you lawyer if going to another doc is required if you are concerned about this .. whose doc is it? The companies or yours? WC does not have docs.

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    Default Re: How Long Can You Collect Workers Compensation Benefits

    The amount of time benefits last depends upon the type of benefit. Lost wage benefits are time limited. As long as there's not a lapse in treatment that results in the case being closed (and it's not reopened within the associated time limit) you can generally get necessary medical, rehab, etc., for life. If you settle future medical, you get money but become responsible for your own future medical care.

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    Default Re: How Long Can You Collect Workers Compensation Benefits

    A question. How long is that period in IL ? another question . What if you have several different cases and can close some of them out as no further treatment is needed but the last case is Permanent Disability.

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    Default Re: How Long Can You Collect Workers Compensation Benefits

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