If you have a medical emergency, your employer must make sure you can receive treatment immediately. For non-emergencies, your workers’ compensation medical benefits must be authorized for up to $10,000 of medical treatment within one day after you file a claim form with your employer. You should file your claim form as soon as possible after your injury, or when you discover that you have an injury that is job-related.
Even while your claim is being investigated, you still have the right to receive this amount of medical treatment. Your employer or claims administrator cannot require you to wait to receive treatment. You should seek necessary medical treatment immediately, and notify the medical staff that your injury is job-related.
If your claims administrator will not authorize this treatment, you can use your own health insurance, and have the insurance company seek reimbursement from the claims administrator. Did you can even choose your own Dr. Call us today and find out how LG LAW can help you with your injuries?
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Workers’ Compensation Disability Benefits
Temporary disability benefits should start when your doctor says that you are unable to do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight. However, your disability payments can be delayed if your claims administrator is still investigating your claim.
For example, if you suffer from a job-related back injury, but your claims administrator believes that the injury was caused by events that occurred outside of work, your disability payments may be delayed. When this occurs, the claims administrator must send you a delay letter that explains why you are not receiving payments, what information the claims administrator needs, and when you can expect a decision on your claim.
In most cases, the claims administrator has 90 days to formally deny your claim, or it is considered to be accepted, and you will begin receiving payments. The claims administrator may also be required to pay interest on late payments in some situations. Temporary disability payments will continue every two weeks until your doctor releases you for work or if your condition becomes permanent and stationary.
If your medical benefits or workers’ compensation disability benefits are being delayed and you are unsure of your rights, talk to a California workers’ compensation attorney.
With over 12,000 workers’ compensation cases resolved and counting, LG LAW understands the medical and financial difficulties that you are facing after a job-related injury. Call 1 888-901-5240 to schedule your free consultation. Click here to read about the benefits of filing workers’ Compensation