Many on-the-job injuries are quite serious and require immediate medical care. The injured employee may be unresponsive. Sometimes, an ambulance is needed to provide emergency medical care and transport to the hospital.
For some injuries, like minor cuts or repetitive motion injuries, a trip to the doctor’s office is all that is necessary. However, some injuries require immediate emergency medical care, including but not limited to:
In some cases, the victim of a work-related accident may be completely unaware of their situation until they wake up in the hospital.
Many employees worry that this medical care won’t be paid for under workers’ compensation because there isn’t enough time for the employer to choose the doctor providing immediate care. However, employees can take comfort knowing that most of the time, emergency care is covered, including ambulance or life flight costs.
However, in the event that any claims are denied, it’s important to work with a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney. Contact our law firm today to learn more about emergency care coverage. We can educate you on how to get the medical services you need to be paid for by workers’ compensation.
We are available now to assist you and can go over your case in detail. If you are still in the hospital, we can consult with you and inform you of your legal options.