We go to work in order to earn money and provide for our families, and unfortunately, sometimes the unthinkable happens and we become injured while there.
Maybe you were hurt by a piece of equipment, or perhaps you injured your back bending over to pick up something heavy. Either way, you’re likely looking at lots of medical bills and time away from work. Florida workers’ compensation is designed to help you financially during this time, and knowing what it covers may help you plan for the future.
Medical Benefits Covered
Workers’ compensation doesn’t cover every medical procedure, but it does cover a lot. Knowing what it takes care of may prevent you from receiving expensive treatments you wouldn’t need otherwise. Some of the costs workers’ compensation covers include:
- Doctor’s visits
- Physical therapy
- Prescription drugs
- Medical tests
- Mileage reimbursement for trips to and from your doctor’s office and pharmacy
Although you might feel more comfortable going to see your own doctor for your work-related injuries, workers’ compensation may not cover services your primary care doctor provides. Consult with the insurance carrier that is providing you with the workers’ compensation to find out whether or not your doctor is covered, and—if not—which physician you should see instead.
Experiencing injuries when you go to work can be frightening and extremely stressful. You may be wondering how you will pay your bills and keep food on the table when you can’t work because of your accident.
The law offices of Johnson and Gilbert are experienced in helping folks just like you receive the Florida workers’ compensation they are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and to request your free copy of the book It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s Workers’ Comp.
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