Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury Medical Bills
A work-related illness or injury can saddle you with an ever-growing pile of medical bills.
Ambulance rides, surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits, and therapies all add up quickly to potentially staggering total amounts. If you were injured at work, these bills are not your responsibility to pay; they are the responsibility of your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
With help from the team at Lopez Law Firm, you can get the compensation you deserve so the medical bills from your work-related injury don’t weigh you down.
Medical Expenses Covered by Workers’ Compensation
Your work-related illness or injury may mean you have to receive a wide variety of treatment for your condition.
Some of the common medical expenses covered under workers’ compensation include:
- Ambulance rides
- Hospital stays
- Imaging, such as X-rays
- Diagnostic testing
- Doctor visits
- Specialist visits, such as orthopedic surgeons
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Chiropractic treatment
Depending on your condition, other forms of treatment may be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, such as acupuncture and mental health therapy.
An important thing to remember is that, especially when it comes to alternative treatments, you may need to get prior approval from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance before you receive treatment. If you do not get approval, you will have to pay out-of-pocket for any unapproved treatment.
Am I Limited to How Much Treatment I Receive?
Some states limit the number of visits of any specific type of treatment you may receive, such as chiropractic or physical therapy visits.
The claims adjustor assigned to your case can give you more information on how many of each type of visit is approved, and whether or not there are opportunities to extend the limits.
When Will the Bills Be Paid?
If your treatment is approved as part of your workers’ compensation case, your employer’s insurance company should handle processing payments on any bills as soon as they receive them.
Sometimes, you may receive a bill that was denied by your employer’s insurance company.
If this happens, contact your workers’ compensation attorney or, if you don’t have an attorney, your insurance adjustor to discuss the bill.
How Lopez Law Can Help You With Your Work-Related Medical Bills
At Lopez Law Firm, our team has years of experience helping injured workers get the compensation they deserve for their medical bills, lost wages, and more.
If you’re fighting with your employer’s insurance company over the treatment you and your doctors know you need, or if you’ve received a rejected bill, our team can help. We work hard to ensure that you get the best care possible for your illness or injuries with as little burden or frustration to you.
We can help you find the right specialists for your condition, get your treatment approved by your employer’s insurance company, ensure that your expenses are paid, and more to help you recover without worry.
If you’re ready to have a partner in your workers’ compensation case, contact us today for a free consultation!