The most important benefit you receive from workers' compensation is almost always medical care. This care should not include co-pays or deductibles. However, your employer's workers' comp insurer will likely have a list or "panel" of physicians who can provide you with medical care. This list must be easily accessible to you by being posted at work. If your employer fails to do this, you can elect your own physician.
Contact Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates, for assistance with your workers' compensation and medical care issues. Our experienced Boston medical care attorneys can help you understand what medical care you will receive for your workers' comp case and make sure that you receive it.
What Medical Services Does Workers' Compensation Pay For?
The insurance company is responsible for covering ongoing medical care as a result of your work-related injury. The types of medical care you can receive under workers' compensation include:
- Prescription medication
- At-home or in-patient care
- Durable medical equipment (DME)
- Nursing home or long-term care
You may feel that you still require medical care and treatment after being released by the workers' comp insurance physician. You have a right to request an independent medical exam (IME) in order to determine the status of your health in an objective fashion. If the IME concludes that continual treatment is required and the insurance company still denies coverage, we can help you pursue the benefits you need for your full recovery. Having an attorney is so critical to making sure your rights and best interests are maintained.
Contact Us About Workers' Comp Medical Services in Massachusetts
For answers to your questions regarding medical care under workers' compensation, contact us online or call us toll free at 800-LAWYERS At the law firm of Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates, we provide free initial consultations so you can get the advice you need about your case and your medical treatment.