Workers' Compensation

What medical treatment am I entitled to?

Under our law you are supposed to receive all medical care reasonably intended to affect a cure, provide relief, or lessen the period of disability. The medical care doesn’t have to do all three – any one will do. So even if you still aren’t going to be able to return to work you are entitled to treatment that will make you better or even just feel better. In our experience this is a point where adjusters frequently deny treatment. They may be happy to spend money if it’s going to get you back to work. But when you are still going to be drawing weekly checks they often balk at authorizing the necessary and appropriate treatment. So don’t be surprised if the adjuster is suddenly less cooperative with you. The Industrial Commission has systems in place for getting medical treatment approved. It surprises us that more attorneys do not utilize this process but we file requests for expedited medial hearings constantly.