Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits
Medical benefits, workers’ compensation wage benefits, maximum medical improvement, full and partial disability—recovering benefits through a workers’ comp claim can be confusing and discouraging. Your employer is obligated to provide necessary medical treatment and income benefits for any employment-related injury—it is our job, as lawyers, to see that you get the benefits you deserve.
Contact the Law Office of John F. Marshall to arrange a free consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer about medical benefits.Workers’ (Workman’s) Compensation Medical Benefits FAQIs There a Limit on Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits?
There are no limits on the amount of your workers’ compensation medical benefits. Whether you need treatment for a repetitive stress injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or you are paralyzed as a result of a construction fall, your employer is required to pay for all necessary medical treatment to bring you to maximum medical improvement.Can I See My Own Doctor?
You are required to see the doctor your employer sends you to. You can request a second opinion from a doctor of your choosing, but that is subject to your employer’s approval.
The New Jersey workers’ compensation medical benefit system favors the employer. Since the employer pays the doctor, the doctor is under pressure to send you back to work prematurely, to terminate treatment prematurely, to put you on light duty prematurely, and to discourage aggressive medical treatment. To give an example, your family doctor might recommend knee surgery while your workers’ compensation doctor may pressure you to return to work without that treatment.
If your injury was partly the fault of someone other than your employer, our attorneys will help you file a third party claim for personal injury. If you become eligible for Social Security Disability or private disability insurance, our lawyers will see that all claims are filed with the proper documentation.
If you have been injured, it is extremely important that you have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer review your case and see that you receive the treatment you need for full recovery. If you were injured under one employer and reinjure yourself on a new job, it is likely you will need a lawyer to get the benefits you deserve.Free Consultation: Ask a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer About Medical Benefits
At the Law Office of John F. Marshall, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, our workers’ compensation attorneys and staff are committed to seeing that injured workers receive the wage and medical benefits they are entitled to. If you have been injured on the job, it is important to have a lawyer to review your claim in order to see that you are being treated fairly. Please call (800) 999-0897 or e-mail our office to arrange a free consultation.
Do you have a claim against a person other than your employer for an employment-related injury? See Third Party Claims.
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