If you are hurt on the job, your employer is required to pay for your workers’ compensation benefits, including medical care. Workers’ compensation covers injuries from a specific event, such as a fall, and injuries from repetitive exposures, such as a back injury caused by repeatedly lifting heavy objects.
Medical expenses that may be covered include:
- doctor visits
- other treatment services, including physical therapy or chiropractic visits
- travel costs reasonably necessary to treat your injury
If you are injured while at work, tell your supervisor or employer immediately. If you need emergency medical treatment, get it right away, and tell the medical staff that your injury is work-related. It is illegal for a doctor or medical facility to bill you for medical services if they know your injury is, or may be, work-related.
Under California’s workers’ compensation laws, it does not matter whether or not you are at fault for your injury. Part-time and temporary workers may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Even if your employer told you that you are an independent contractor, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation if your employer treated you as an employee. Consult with a workers’ compensation attorney if you have questions about your eligibility.
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What Medical Benefits Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Doctors must follow medical guidelines by providing evidence-based medical treatment. You may continue to receive treatment as long as it is medically necessary, although some types of treatment may be limited by law.
Your claims administrator must make a decision on your claim within one day after receiving your claim form, even if your claim is still being investigated. Claims administrators can decide that the treatment recommended by your doctor is not medically necessary, but they must follow specific procedures, including using a utilization review, if they deny your claim. If your claim is delayed or denied, the claims administrator must give you and your attorney a written explanation for the claim denial.
Disputes can arise between you, the doctor, and the claims administrator over a number of issues, including:
REAL WORLD RESULTS
“I’ve received $400,000.00 through a Compromise and Release in addition to Medical Treatment for Life!”
“My insurance company wanted to close the case without the possibility of future medical treatment. LG LAW allowed me to continue seeking necessary medical treatment paid by the insurance company.”
– Mr. Avalos
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If you disagree with your doctor or claims administrator on any of these issues, you can have their decisions reviewed, but you may have a limited time to request a review.
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