When you are injured at work, you should contact your attorney as soon as possible to advise you through the process and serve as an advocate for you when you must make appearances regarding the receipt of benefits.
If you are awarded benefits, which the Walz Law Office wants to make sure of, you will receive 2/3 of your gross weekly income, medical benefits, and possible vocation rehabilitation. These benefits will help you get better, if your injuries are not permanent. There are times when injuries are permanent and you need to acquire permanent disability. Your attorney will look at your situation and help determine which benefit type is right for you.
What some individuals wonder about are the medical benefits that are received with workers’ compensation. The benefits include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Medical equipment, including artificial limbs
These services are what are referred to as “reasonable medical care.” This means that you are receiving medical care that is adequate enough to treat your disability. At least it is what is deemed reasonable and adequate by the insurance company. The unfortunate fact is that what is considered adequate by the insurer is not always adequate enough for the successful treatment of the disability or the illness that was caused at work. This can actually slow down recovery and delay the time it takes to get back to work and earn a more livable wage.
Denial Of Medical Care
Unfortunately, there are times in which a patient may be denied some kind of care that the doctor deems necessary. One of the most common is the approval of certain prescription medications. If the insurance company does not see the medication as necessary, they won’t approve it. This has caused a lot of conflict with the insurers because there are some injuries and illnesses that require certain medications so that a person can improve.
If you are denied any type of medical care that is deemed necessary but the insurance company won’t pay for it, your Cold Spring workers’ compensation lawyer can help you with this conflict. If there is ever an issue, such as your payments suddenly stopping when they are not supposed to or your payments are less than they should be, the Walz Law Office can find out why and take the necessary action to help you receive what is rightfully yours. This is stress that you should not have to deal with when you are trying to get well.
Contact A Cold Spring Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
It is devastating enough that you are dealing with a work-related injury or illness, so you don’t need additional headaches from the workers’ compensation insurance company. We can help take the stress out of the claims process by initiating it for you and being by your side every step of the way. To learn more about how the Walz Law Office can advocate for you, call (320) 251-5000 or call toll-free at (888) 253-3922 to schedule your free consultation.