What Kind of Medical Treatment Will I Receive?
Aggressive Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Concord
If you are injured at work, you want to rest assured you receive the proper
medical treatment needed to ensure a proper recovery. According to the
workers' compensation laws, workers are required to choose treatments that have been scientifically
proven to cure or relieve injuries and illnesses. These treatments are
laid out in a set of guidelines. Workers' compensation laws also dictate
the duration of treatments, frequency of treatments and duration of treatments.
North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law
The North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law requires that medical
treatment shall be provided by the employer. This includes any treatment
or expense that could cure the injury, lessen a disability or relieve pain.
This definition of medical care is very liberal, and can mean a variety
of things such as:
- Doctor's appointments
Employers may also be required to cover necessary expenses affiliated with
the accident like:
- Adjustable beds
- Wheelchair accessible housing
Employees have the right to request a second opinion with a physician appointed
by the North Carolina Industrial Commission if they would prefer to do so.
How long will financial assistance last?
The North Carolina statutes require that medical treatment last for as
long as required as long as there is not a two year lapse in the payment
of benefits. Some employees can avoid this two year limitation by obtaining
approval from the Industrial Commission of Anticipated Future Medical Needs.
The goal of the Workers' Compensation System in North Carolina is to
ensure that you get the health care you need to restore you as nearly
as possible to the health and ability to work as you had prior to your injury.
Concord Workers' Compensation Lawyer
If you need help with your workers' compensation case or have questions
about your medical care, visit our
FAQ page or call us today. The committed team at
The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. wants to help you. We understand your suffering and want to make sure
to hold your employer responsible.
Call today to get more information!