Pennsylvanians who suffer a workplace injury or become ill because of their work will need medical treatment. Some will want to see a medical professional of their choosing. Others are concerned that their workplace will have certain doctors and hospitals that it requires workers to use for their treatment if the worker is to receive workers' compensation benefits. Understanding what workers' compensation law says about choosing a health care provider is critical.
Small companies make up a significant portion of the construction industry. It is estimated that, in 2016, around nine out of every 10 construction companies in the U.S. had less than 20 employees. And a vast majority of these small firms had less than 10 workers. So, how small construction companies act regarding worker safety matters considerably.