Your Medical Bills And Treatment
If you have been injured at work, you probably have questions about getting medical treatment for your injuries. Indiana worker’s compensation laws are complex. There are important time limits and if you miss them, you could lose your rights. You need a lawyer to help you through the legal process and to help protect your rights.
Located in Bloomington, Greene & Schultz is an established worker’s compensation and personal injury law firm. We represent people who have been injured on the job. We give our clients honest advice and help identify the best legal strategy for resolving their claims.
Common Issues/Questions About Medical Bills And Treatment
There are many nuances to worker’s compensation law (sometimes called workman’s comp). Only an attorney who specializes in this area of law will be able to help you with your specific needs.
At Greene & Schultz, we have worked with hundreds of injured workers over the years. Some of the most common medical treatment issues we encounter with our clients include:
- Insurance company refuses to pay for treatment: Including physical therapy, surgery or other treatment.
- Insurance company “second-guesses” the doctor: The insurance company will not provide the treatment the doctor recommends because it doesn’t think you really need it.
- Insurance company sends you to multiple doctors: The insurance company keeps sending you to different doctors to see if one will say you do not need more treatment.
- Doctor says you are healed: The doctor says you are done with medical treatment but you think more can be done.
Remember, the physician treating your injuries should not take sides. A physician’s job is to provide proper medical care. If you run into issues with your doctor, it is time to contact the team at Greene & Schultz.
Can I Choose My Own Physician?
Indiana law allows your employer to choose your physician in a work injury claim. You are entitled to seek treatment from a physician of your choosing, but your employer will not pay for it. Employers are required to pay for “reasonable emergency medical treatment” if you need to go to the emergency room after your accident.