If you have been injured at work, there is no reason you should not get proper medical care right away. Your employer has to make sure you have access to care, but it may be more worried about minimizing its own damages. You want an experienced Chicago medical benefits attorney on your side.
At Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, we are dedicated to helping injured workers make a full recovery. With almost three decades of experience handling workers' compensation claims, we understand that every case starts with medical care. We will make sure you get the full extent of coverage available.
Medical Treatment And Medical Benefits
As your lawyers, it is our job to make sure you get the medical treatment you need and that your employer pays for it. The first step is to get the care you need right away, following your doctor's orders and doing everything possible to aid your recovery. Make sure your health care provider knows the treatment is for a work-related injury and give your employer all relevant medical records.
If you keep the lines of communication open and take steps to get the care you need, we can take care of the rest. We will make sure your employer takes care of medical bills for:
- First aid
- Emergency care
- Doctor visits
- Hospital care
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic treatment
- Prescription medication
- Prosthetic devices
- Prescribed medical appliances
After your workplace injury, you are allowed to choose your medical provider, even if the doctor is outside your network of care. If you choose to see a third medical provider for the same injury, not including emergency care, your employer can deny payment.
Your employer can also request that you consult with one of its doctors. While you are required to take part in that doctor's examination, you do not have to seek his or her course of treatment.
We Fight To Get You Medical Care
There are a lot of things to consider as you fight to get proper medical care and financial compensation, but it is our job to make sure the process works for you. Located in Chicago, we help injured workers across Illinois. Call 312-445-9034 or contact us online today for a free initial consultation.