The Medical Benefits for On-the-Job Injuries

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Robert Golan

As much as one doesn’t want to get hurt, accidents are a part of life. Unforeseen incidents can happen to anyone at any time, even at work.

This is why it is important to be familiar with the various medical benefits. It pays to know what types of aid a worker gets. If you prepare, you’ll know what you receive when you need help the most. A Suffolk County Workers’ Compensation attorney can help laborers become acquainted with their rights.

Assuming that claim is filed at the onset of injury, workers receive the following medical benefits for their injury:

1.    Medical Treatment – The most obvious benefit a worker needs is immediate treatment.

Benefits could be for accidents that occur during work hours brought about by repeated motions and actions. Treatment may be limited to injuries sustained from the work-related accident. For example, if a worker dislocates his elbow in a manufacturing accident, the company may have the dislocated bone treated only.

Should an employee have a twisted ankle from a basketball game at the same time as the dislocation, the company will only cover the treatment of a dislocated elbow.

2.    Pharmaceutical Assistance – If the worker needs medication during the recovery process of the work injury, the company must cover these expenses. This allows the laborer to recover for work. This is also only limited to drugs and other items that directly relate to the injury sustained at work.

Additionally, any Suffolk County Workers’ Compensation attorney will advise that treatment sessions are limited. Any other consultations and sessions outside these provisions must have proof from an authorized doctor. They would need to justify the extra treatment.

If none, then the employee must shoulder the costs for said treatments.

Knowing all the available options at the onset of unforeseen incidents helps make decision-making easier in times of distress. Keep in mind that you have to file a claim first so that these benefits become available.

Contact Our Suffolk County Workers’ Compensation Attorney for a Consultation

Consulting a Suffolk County Workers’ Compensation attorney serves as a good start to getting healed and fully recovered as soon as possible. Contact Robert Golan, PC at 516-586-3910 to schedule a consultation.

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