Medical treatment that are reasonable and necessary to treat your injury, and it relates back to the original injury in some way shape or form, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier is responsible for paying those medical bills.
And although you may not need medical care forever, if you did, you have the right to future medical treatment for your injury for the rest of your life, paid for by the insurance company. Again, it must be reasonable and it must be related to the accident.
What Medical Bills will the Insurance Company Pay For?
Although details vary in each state, medical services paid for by workers compensation insurance generally include:
- Doctor and hospital services (including surgeries)
- Nursing services
- Physical therapy
- Wheelchair, crutches and other equipment
- Mileage expense reimbursement for trips to the doctor
Certain rehabilitation services may also be provided to help in your recovery and your return to work. Your employer or its insurance provider will make all medical payments directly to your doctor, hospital or other medical provider.
What Else Should I Know about My Workers’ Comp Medical Benefits?
In most cases, you have the right to select one doctor or medical provider of your choice to provide treatment. This medical provider may make a referral for you to be seen by another specialist to continue treatment. However, any further medical providers or referrals of medical specialists must be approved by your employer or their insurance company.
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