Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Pharmacy

Pharmacy for Injured Workers in Pennsylvania

If you have been injured in a Pennsylvania workplace accident, you may find yourself struggling with the workers’ compensation process. Workers’ compensation benefits exist to help the injured cover the costs associated with their injuries while they recover. Many individuals who have been injured on the job find themselves needing a variety of prescription medications to heal. These patients typically have to collaborate with an attorney and physician to ensure their claims are accepted and that legal issues don’t disrupt their treatment or leave them with overwhelming bills. Each party involved in this process will have to communicate back and forth about the injured party’s prescriptions and payments. AllianceMeds is here to make that process as simple as possible. Sign up with AllianceMeds today!

In Pennsylvania, injured workers must treat with the panel physician for the first ninety days. After the ninety-day period, an injured worker has the right to choose their medical providers including their pharmacy. In addition, even during the ninety-day period, there are exceptions that may allow the injured worker choice of medical provider. However, many times the Insurance Company will tell injured workers that they must use a mail-order pharmacy chosen by the Insurance Company. This is not true and is an attempt by the Insurance Company to illegally control the injured workers’ treatment. As a trusted Pennsylvania workers compensation pharmacy, AllianceMeds knows the tricks the Insurance Company plays and will fight on the side of injured workers. We know injured workers receive better care when their doctors control their treatment and not the Insurance Carrier.

Pennsylvania Workplace Injuries are More Common in Some Industries than Others

No matter what type of work you do, there is always a possibility of getting injured while on the job. However, some types of jobs have higher Pennsylvania workers compensation injury claims than others. In 2021, the top four industries for workers compensation claims in Pennsylvania included:

  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Retail
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance

There are also some specific types of workplace injuries that occur more frequently than others in Pennsylvania. The top four categories are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Most workers comp claims for injuries sustained in car, truck or other motor vehicle accidents are filed by people who drive for a living. However, you could be injured in an accident even if you only occasionally make deliveries or run work-related errands.
  • Slip, trip and fall injuries: This type of injury accident can occur if floors are wet or there are hazards on walkways. People are also injured when they fall from ladders, platforms or other heights while at work.
  • Repetitive motion strains: Repeating certain actions and movements at work can lead to repetitive motion injuries. These include carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, “tennis elbow”, and other tendonitis or bursitis injuries.
  • Overexertion: Overexertion injuries at work occur when someone tries to do something they are not physically capable of doing. This category includes injuries sustained while lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying objects or even holding things.

Understanding Workers Compensation Laws in Pennsylvania

As with many states, Pennsylvania has workers compensation laws in place. Here are some highlights:

Employees in Pennsylvania are entitled to work in safe environments. Of course, even when all reasonable safety precautions are taken, injuries can still happen. If you were injured on the job, you are entitled to payment for your:

  • Doctors’ visits
  • Surgeries
  • Medications
  • Medical equipment
  • Lost income for the time you were unable to work due to your injury
  • Partial or total disability payments, if applicable
  • And more

To be eligible for these benefits, however, you must notify your employer of the injury accident within 21 days, and you must file for workers compensation benefits within three years from the date of the injury accident.

For Pennsylvania employers with at least one employee, state law requires them to provide workers compensation to all statutory full-time and part-time employees except in cases of self-inflicted injuries. The law allows employers to choose the medical provider for injured workers after the first ninety days of treatment

Our Services

AllianceMeds is committed to helping injured workers throughout Pennsylvania get the medications they need without worrying about how to get to the pharmacy, being denied, or having to pay out-of-pocket for their medications. These concerns are eliminated when you enroll with the AllianceMeds medication delivery service. We will:

  • Deliver your workers’ compensation medications overnight free of charge
  • Eliminate all co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses and wait for insurance company reimbursement so you don’t have to
  • Request refills from your doctor 7 to 10 days before they are scheduled to run out to make sure you always have your medication
  • Provide easy-open, childproof or blister packaging for all medications
  • Fill all medications that are FDA approved, including Schedule II Narcotics
  • Ship your medications in secure packaging and provide a UPS tracking number
  • Accept prescriptions by mail for all medications
  • Accept Schedule II, III, IV and V class medications as well as non-scheduled class medications electronically

Enroll With Us Today

AllianceMeds has made the enrollment process as easy as possible so you can rest assured that your medications will be delivered without any hassles. Our workers compensation pharmacy enrollment process, which takes only a few minutes, is as follows:

  • We will call you to start enrollment
  • We will ask your physician to send your prescription directly to our pharmacist
  • We will obtain all of the necessary documentation from your attorney
  • We will complete all claim forms and bill the insurance carrier directly
  • We will refill your prescriptions automatically
  • We will ship your medications to your front door with UPS overnight delivery

Contact Your Workers’ Compensation Home Delivery Pharmacy

At AllianceMeds, our primary goal is to let you focus on recovering while we guarantee your medication is delivered to your door, with no cost to you, your attorney or your physician. We will work closely with your physician to make sure your prescriptions are refilled timely and your attorney on any medical bill denials. Injured workers in Pennsylvania can rely on AllianceMeds for quality medication delivery services when it matters most. Contact us with any of your questions or enroll with us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What injuries are covered by workers compensation in Pennsylvania?

If you were injured while performing work responsibilities and your injury was not intentionally self-inflicted, you are likely entitled to workers compensation benefits. Types of injuries typically include physical injuries such as slips and falls or repetitive motion injuries; occupational diseases or illnesses; and mental health conditions caused by traumatic events in the workplace. In Pennsylvania, you may also be able to receive benefits if an existing injury was aggravated by your regular work duties or if work conditions led to an illness.

How do I file a workers compensation claim in Pennsylvania?

The first step is notifying your employer about your work-related injury or illness. Of course, it is not always practical to do so before you receive medical treatment, but injured workers are encouraged to report injury accidents to their employers as quickly as possible.

When you receive medical treatment, be sure to let the provider know you were injured on the job. This is important for documentation and billing purposes.

Finally, you and your employer need to report the incident. Your employer will need to file a First Report of Injury with the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Bureau, and you must make a claim for benefits by filing a report with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

What benefits are available under Pennsylvania workers compensation law?

The benefits you can receive after suffering a work-related injury will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries. Medical expenses related to your injury — including medications — are generally covered under workers compensation benefits.

You may be entitled to Total Temporary Disability (TTD) benefits if your injury keeps you away from work for an extended time. Partial Disability benefits may be payable if you are able to do some work but not return to your regular job.