If you are injured on the job or while doing any activity within the scope of your employment, your employer is required by law to pay your medical expenses. This includes your first doctor visit and any additional visits thereafter, as well as the cost of any surgeries, first aid, hospital care, prescription medications, or any other medical expenses associated with the injury. Depending on your circumstances, your employer may also be responsible for the cost of physical, mental, and/or vocational rehabilitation.
What happens if my Medical Benefits claim is denied?
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for workers’ compensation to deny a claim, at least during the initial stages. This denial of benefits means the necessary medical treatment for your injuries will not be approved. However, this does not mean you can not—or should not—seek immediate treatment. Always seek medical treatment right away for your injuries. If you have insurance, whether through your employer or not, your medical providers can request authorization for the necessary treatment from your insurance until your workers’ compensation claim has been approved.
Our attorneys can answer your medical benefits questions, address your concerns, and help you navigate the Illinois workers’ compensation claims process from start to finish. Reach out to us today to schedule a free initial case evaluation with one of our workers’ compensation lawyers in Chicago, Aurora, or Champaign.
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