Getting the Right Medical Care After a Workplace Accident
When you have been injured at work, you want an experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyer to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses. But you also want to take the right steps to ensure that you get all the medical care you need to have the best opportunity for a full recovery. At Bailey & Galyen, our attorneys and staff care as much about your health as we do about getting the benefits you need to move forward with your life. We will work closely with you to help you make the right decisions to protect your future.
Protecting Your Health After a Work Related Accident
We have more than 50 years of combined experience protecting the rights of people who have suffered injuries in the workplace. We will provide a thorough assessment of your claim’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as your options and chances of success. In our years of practice, we have successfully represented hundreds of injured workers, pursuing claims against employers as well as their insurers. We will also make certain you understand your rights and responsibilities with respect to medical treatment, including choice of treating physicians.
Get the Medical Care You Need After a Work Accident
Under Texas law, you can seek immediate treatment for any injury or illness that is work related. As a general rule, workers’ compensation benefits are paid directly to your health care provider, and are only paid for injuries or illnesses that can be demonstrated to be work related. You must choose a provider who is on the Workers’ Compensation Division’s Approved Doctor List (ADL). To determine whether a physician qualifies, go to www.tdi.state.tx.us.
If the doctor you are seeing becomes unavailable or if you don’t believe you are making adequate progress, you can request a change of treating physician. However, you must choose another doctor from the ADL and your request must be approved by the office handling your claim.
Because benefits are paid directly to the caregiver, your doctor may not bill you for services provided. Under the workers’ compensation laws, your doctor may not contact you in any way to try to collect a bill unless there has been a final determination that your injury was not work related.
Contact the Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Bailey & Galyen
At Bailey & Galyen, we provide comprehensive legal counsel to individuals across Texas including Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana and Weatherford.