One of the primary benefits of workers’ compensation is the provision of medical treatment needed for an employee’s work injury or occupational illness. This treatment is the key to ensuring that workers can return to their jobs and resume earning a living. Unfortunately, some workers who are hurt on the job or who develop an occupational disease face delays and roadblocks in getting medical treatment for their condition. At Camili & Capo, PA, we aggressively pursue NJ workers’ compensation medical treatment benefits for our clients. We know that standing up to employers and insurers is no easy task, especially when you are trying to recover from a debilitating injury or illness. Let our seasoned New Jersey litigators fight on your behalf to demand the treatment that will help you make as full a recovery as possible from your work-related injury or illness.
If you want to learn more about what medical treatment benefits may be available to you under the workers’ compensation system, turn to Camili & Capo, PA for help. Reach out to our firm today for a free initial consultation to speak to our workers’ compensation lawyers about the benefits you may be entitled to after suffering a work injury or occupational disease.
When you suffer a work injury or are diagnosed with an occupational illness, you are typically entitled to receive medical benefits under the workers’ comp system. NJ workers’ compensation medical treatment can provide you with care that includes:
Unfortunately, workers may face difficulties in getting the medical treatment they need for a work injury or occupational illness approved by their employer or the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. If your requests for treatment have been denied, the first step you may need to take is to obtain a second opinion, especially if your treating provider is against providing a specific treatment. By having other medical professionals opine that certain treatments will improve your condition, you increase the likelihood that your employer or their insurer will ultimately agree to authorize the treatment.
If your employer or the insurer refuses to agree to a certain treatment, then you may be forced to file a formal claim petition with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. In a claim petition, you can obtain a formal hearing before a workers’ compensation judge where you can present evidence and arguments to prove that the treatment you are seeking is reasonable and necessary. However, to ensure you have the best chance at obtaining relief on your formal claim petition, you should work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney from Camili & Capo, PA.
When you need medical treatment and rehabilitation for a work injury or occupational illness, Camili & Capo, PA stands ready to advocate on your behalf to demand accountability from your employer. Turn to our firm for legal representation that includes:
Do not leave critical medical treatment benefits on the table after you have been injured in the course and scope of your job. Contact Camili & Capo, PA for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss your legal rights and options with a seasoned workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm.
If you were injured in a work accident, you should ideally notify your employer within 14 days of the accident but no later than 90 days to secure your eligibility for workers’ comp benefits. If you need to file a claim to secure the payment of medical benefits or to contest the denial or termination of your benefits, you typically have two years from the date of a work accident or two years from the date that you were last paid benefits to file a formal claim with the state division of workers’ compensation.
Generally no. In New Jersey, your employer has the right to choose your treating provider for workers’ compensation medical benefits, although you may be entitled to seek emergency treatment with the facility or provider of your choice and still have that treatment covered by workers’ comp.
Yes. Under state law, workers’ compensation is considered “primary” insurance for a work-related injury or illness. If your health insurance provider discovers that you are seeking treatment for a work injury or occupational disease, they will typically deny you coverage for that treatment. In any event, seeking treatment through workers’ compensation is preferable since you do not have to pay copays or deductibles with workers’ compensation, as you might need to do with your private health insurance.
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