Workers' Compensation Medical Benefits

Medical benefits are one of the most important workers' compensation benefits. While workers who have been injured may be more interested in how they will replace lost wages, in fact, medical bills can soar after a workplace injury. Medical expenses can continue to be a great burden for a long time. This is why it is critical for injured workers to take full advantage of the medical benefits available through a workers' compensation claim.

Panels Of Doctors

At the Law Office of Donald D. Zuccarello, we work hard to keep our clients fully informed and prepared to tap into all benefits they are entitled to, including medical benefits. Workers' compensation law in Tennessee allows injured workers to have access to a panel of three physicians. If the injury in question is a back injury, one of those doctors will be a chiropractor. If an injured worker needs specialized medical treatment, there will be another panel of three physicians dedicated to the specialization needs.

Mileage, Prescriptions

Related benefits include compensation for mileage to and from medical appointments that take place more than 15 miles from the worker's home, and prescription drug coverage. Medical treatment is covered for as long as is required by the authorized treating physician. Our workers' compensation lawyers help ensure that clients are able to tap into all benefits, including medical treatment, mileage reimbursement and prescription drug coverage.

What If The State Tries To Strike A Deal To Settle In Exchange For No More Medical?

We also help clients determine whether they should take part in the state's offer to settle with a lump sum rather than provide medical treatment for life for a workplace injury. We caution clients to consider possible ramifications of losing access to ongoing medical care. For example, in the case of a knee injury, what if a doctor down the road tells you that you need a knee replacement — and the cause can be traced back to the workplace injury? If such an outcome is a possibility, maybe you should not accept a lump sum in exchange for ongoing medical care.

Nashville, Tennessee, Attorneys Offer Free Initial Consultations On Workers' Compensation

Our attorneys are prepared to answer questions and recommend solutions to your workers' compensation quandaries. For a free consultation, please call 877-918-2395 or contact us online.

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