What if workers' compensation denies medical treatment?
Many times workers' compensation claims can be resolved on your own. If your injury is straightforward and you are able to quickly return to work, you and your employer can often resolve the claim easily. However, workers' compensation cases frequently present medical issues which insurance companies are quick to deny. In that case, you should seek help from an experienced attorney.
For example, what happens if you further injure yourself while getting physical therapy from your initial workplace injury? What if you have a preexisting injury that is aggravated or exacerbated by a workplace injury? What if you need treatment or even surgery that the insurance company says it won't pay for you to have? These questions often arise in workers' compensation cases. A skilled attorney can coordinate with your treating physician to get clear and direct opinions about what injuries are related to a workplace accident. That attorney can also take critical depositions and engage in important discovery efforts to get to the bottom of what should be covered by workers' compensation.
These are just a few of the medical issues which may come up in your case. Most insurance companies are looking for a way to deny all or part of your claim. If this happens to you, call Gulf South Law Firm for help. Remember - when you've been seriously injured, get serious and get Gulf South.