If you have sustained an injury or illness at work, paying for the medical treatment is often the responsibility of your employer. Paying for work-related injuries is part of your employer’s duty to provide Workers’ Compensation.
As soon as you can, fill out a work injury claim form and give it to your employer. File your case more no later than 30 days after the injury to remain eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits.
You may receive up to $10,000 in medical treatment while your case is being considered. For an expense to qualify as a medical cost, the care provided must be evidence-based. Some states, like California, have adopted a medical treatment schedule (MTUS). This is to regulate the medical treatment available to you.
In some cases, your work-related injury may result in a disability. If this happens, you are usually entitled to lost wages while you are unable to work. If your disability is permanent, you may be entitled to disability benefits even if you go back to work. If you have any questions or concerns, you should speak to an attorney. An attorney will be able to listen to the details of your case and give you legal advice. Good luck.