Medical care is expensive. If you are a worker who has been injured on the job, you may be wondering how you will pay for the doctor bills, therapy, medication and other treatments you need to recover. The good news is that you have options.
At The Orlow Firm, you will find experienced attorneys who can help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for medical expenses you face as the result of a workplace accident. We provide representation in personal injury cases throughout New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx.
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Your Care?
If you are an employee who is covered by workers’ compensation, your doctor and hospital bills will be covered by your workers’ compensation insurer. Your employer’s insurance generally covers drugs and equipment prescribed by your doctor, along with traveling expenses for treatment.
However, not all workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Some are independent contractors, self-employed or otherwise exempt. In these cases, injured workers cannot rely on their insurer to cover their medical expenses.
Personal Injury Claims May Cover Medical Expenses
When workers’ compensation does not provide the medical coverage that an injured worker needs to recover, a lawsuit may. A successful personal injury claim against negligent parties can result in enough compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages that workers suffer as a result of a workplace injury.
Many employees who are covered by workers’ compensation may not sue their employer directly. However, they can hold third parties that caused or contributed to an accident responsible through a lawsuit.
At The Orlow Firm, our attorneys can help injured workers sort through the difficult questions of who will pay for medical care. We will refer injured employees to a workers’ compensation law firm for assistance with a claim, and we will carefully review workplace accidents for potential personal injury claims. We have decades of experience representing clients in a wide range of workplace accidents.
Contact The Orlow Firm
To learn more, contact us for a free initial consultation. Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means we charge attorneys fees only when we successfully recover compensation for our client.
Call (646) 647-3398 or contact us online.