An employee who is injured or who develops an illness or other medical condition in the course and scope of their employment may be entitled to have their employer cover the costs of their medical treatment and rehabilitation for that injury or illness. Although New Jersey law guarantees medical benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses, employees sometimes face difficulties and obstacles with getting the compensation they need for their recovery. A workers’ compensation attorney with Camili & Capo, PA can fight on your behalf to secure NJ workers’ compensation treatment and medical bills reimbursement for you.
When your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer is denying you the full scope of benefits and recovery you need, turn to our firm. Our legal team will aggressively pursue your workers’ compensation claim for you, negotiating on your behalf with your employer and its insurer to secure approval of your claim or payment for medical treatment. We also will not hesitate to pursue your claims in a formal hearing or in court if necessary to ensure you get the medical care and rehabilitation you need to make a full recovery.
If you need help securing medical benefits from workers’ compensation and reimbursement for treatment expenses that you have had to pay for, reach out to Camili & Capo, PA for a free initial case review to go over your legal rights and options with a workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm.
Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law, employers are required to cover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for a work injury or occupational illness. This may include:
Although employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness should be entitled to have all reasonable and necessary medical treatment covered by their employer or their employer’s workers’ compensation insurer, not all employers or insurers will immediately sign off on all treatment requested by a worker. One of the biggest issues that workers face in getting medical treatment for a work injury or occupational disease is the fact that employers and workers’ comp insurers have the right to choose the medical providers and facilities that their workers must use. This can, whether overtly or subtly, put pressure on providers to focus on getting workers back to their jobs. As a result, providers may declare you fit for work while you are still experiencing symptoms from your injury or illness. Providers may also make treatment decisions based on what they know insurers or claims processors will approve.
Workers can also face problems with getting any treatment for their injury or illness. Employers or insurers may outright deny an employee’s workers’ compensation claim on grounds that the worker does not qualify as an employee entitled to workers’ comp benefits, or that their claimed injury or illness did not arise in the course and scope of a worker’s employment. If a worker tries to use their personal health insurance to get treatment, their health insurer may deny coverage if it determines that the injury or illness is work-related.
These issues make it critical to work with a New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer from the outset of your claim. An attorney will fight to make sure that your workers’ comp claim is approved and that you get the medical benefits and reimbursement that you need and deserve.
If you are trying to recover from a work-related injury or medical condition, you deserve to receive payment for NJ workers’ compensation treatment and medical bills. Do not let your employer or the insurance companies try to delay or deny the benefits you are entitled. A workers compensation lawyer with Camili & Capo, PA will fight to ensure you make a full recovery from your injuries or illness by:
After suffering a work injury or occupational disease, you may be entitled to obtain medical benefits and compensation to pay for treatment and rehabilitation of your injury or illness. Contact Camili & Capo, PA today for a free, no-obligation consultation
If you are injured on the job, you should ideally notify your employer that you may have a workers’ compensation claim within 14 days of the workplace accident, but no later than 90 days. If you need to file a formal workers’ comp claim with the state to pursue an award of benefits, you typically have two years from the date of a work accident to file your claim.
Under the New Jersey workers’ compensation system, your employer normally has the right to require you to see an approved medical provider to have your treatment covered by workers’ comp medical benefits. However, you may be entitled to seek emergency medical treatment from a provider or facility of your choice and still have such treatment covered by workers’ compensation.
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