Can I Get Medical Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation?
One of the biggest concerns an injured worker has after a work accident is how he or she will pay for their medical costs. Immediate medical expenses such as emergency room bills, surgery costs as well as post-accident care including follow-up appointments, medications and rehabilitation can add up very quickly. Seeing medical bills stack up is overwhelming in what is an already stressful situation.
In North Carolina, employers should have a workers’ compensation insurance carrier that covers medical benefits. As to specific legal advice for your own work accident, it is important to consult with one of our lawyers at Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C..
Medical care can be covered either through the insurance carrier or also through what is known as a self-insurance fund through your employer. However, what can be difficult is that there can be limitations placed on what provider you use and what can be covered. For example, some carriers will not cover a chiropractic appointment. There are options to appeal this, such as filing with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Our law firm can help you with this and other legal issues related to your work injury.
Avoid Benefit Denial
One of the benefits that your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier should provide is medical. What can be very frustrating is when certain medical care or medication is denied. That is why it is imperative that you have a workers’ compensation attorney in North Carolina help you with this issue and with your entire workers’ comp claims process.
At Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C., our workers’ compensation lawyer is very experienced and skilled at helping injured clients throughout North Carolina with their claims. Whether you are making an initial filing for coverage or you are appealing, our dedicated attorney will be there for you every step of the way. For questions about medical benefits and workers’ comp or another workers’ comp issue, please reach out to us online. We offer free initial consultations.
Call Us Today For More Information
If you are interested in finding out how we can help you with your workers’ compensation claim in North Carolina, please call Ganly & Ramer, P.L.L.C.‘s Asheville office at 828-348-6957 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.