How do I pay my medical bills after I am hurt at work?

If you are hurt at work and need to see a doctor, all reasonable and related medical costs are to be paid by your employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier. For example, if you are injured at work and are rushed to the emergency room by an ambulance then the workers’ compensation insurance should pay the bills related to the ambulance transport and the emergency room doctor bills, x-rays or diagnostic tests. While our laws here in Massachusetts require the workers’ compensation insurance to pay all reasonable and related medical bills, some insurance companies will, unfortunately, decline to pay these bills for any number of reasons.  If an insurance company refuses to pay specific treatments that you and your doctor may request, you have the ability to file a claim with the Department of Industrial Accidents and seek a court order for the insurance company to pay. 

 

Have you Been Hurt on the Job in Massachusetts?

If you, or someone you know, has been injured on the job in Massachusetts you most likely have many questions. Feel free to call us at (508) 879-3500 or contact us online. You should take the time to speak with our legal team so we can evaluate your case for free. It just might be the best decision you make.