Philadelphia Attorney for Injured Workers: Paying for Hospital, Doctor Bills After Your Work Injury
Have you been injured at work? You have a right to seek medical care. Your employer must pay for the medical care, no matter how much the cost. Additionally, your company may hire a rehabilitation nurse to assist you with or direct your medical care.
However, neither the rehabilitation nurse nor the employer is obligated to explain your rights under workers' compensation law. This is just one of the many reasons why an attorney skilled in workers' compensation law can be of great service to injured workers.
Talk to Philadelphia medical benefits attorney Richard Jaffe. He has been fighting for injured workers for 27-plus years. Call 215-268-7348 or 866-959-8856 for a free initial consultation.
Experienced Pennsylvania Workers' Comp Attorney Protecting Your Rights
Your employer may inform you that you must be treated by the company physician — this is a doctor paid for by your employer's insurance — for the next 90 days. Can you really trust that the company doctor to be looking out for you or will you wonder if he is really just trying to get you back to work without letting you properly recover and heal from your injury?
Attorney Richard A. Jaffe can help you understand and exercise your rights to receive appropriate medical treatment. He is wholly committed to fighting for the rights of injured workers. His work has earned inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list* from 2005 through 2011, as well as a BV rating* for legal ability and ethical standards.
What Employers Do Not Tell You About Your Medical Benefit Choices
Many employers do not tell you that if the company has not followed the law relating to treating doctors, then you are free to go to your own medical doctor or family physician to get the medical care and treatment that you need. In order to control your medical treatment, your employer must have a list of doctors posted at work. However, if your employer does not post a list of doctors at your work site, you are actually allowed to be treated by whomever you choose. In addition, your employer is required to have you sign a form acknowledging that you were made aware of the list of doctors.
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, we are able to get our clients away from treating with a company doctor. We have represented many injured workers whose employers have given them incorrect information and helped them get quality care from their own family physician.
Paying for Hospital Bills After Your Work Injury — What Workers' Compensation Medical Benefits Include
Workers' compensation includes benefits for hospital and doctors' visits. They also include collateral benefits that are medically related to work injuries:
- Prescription medicine
- Orthotics, including fittings
- In-home or visiting nurses
- Injury-related modifications to your home or vehicle
- Rehabilitation therapy and counseling
Get Answers — Talk to a Philadelphia Medical Benefits Attorney
Contact our law office, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a free initial consultation. Mr. Jaffe will review your case. He will help you understand all the different ways that he can help you and make sure that your rights are protected.
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