Medical Care For Work Related Injuries in New Jersey
When you suffer an injury at work, you have the right to receive medical treatment from your employer through its workers’ compensation insurance carrier including, but not limited to, emergency room care, hospital care, physician office visits (i.e. orthopedic, neurologic, etc.), diagnostic studies and surgery. In fact, it is required by law in New Jersey that medical treatment needed due to a work injury must be provided through workers’ compensation, not your health insurance. While the employer through its insurance carrier has to provide medical treatment and pay for you medical bills, it does have the right pursuant to New Jersey workers’ compensation laws to choose the providers you see or it is not responsible for any bills related to care you receive. Also, in some cases, insurance carriers assign nurse case managers to your New Jersey workers’ compensation claim to oversee your medical treatment. If you are injured in Atlantic County, New Jersey, often you will be scheduled with local doctors in the Atlantic City area.
If you need assistance with New Jersey workers’ compensation medical treatment issues, feel free to call DeNafo and Walcoff, LLC at 609-641-8805. Brandon DeNafo and Adam Walcoff are both certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorneys and both Mr. DeNafo and Mr. Walcoff have lectured on New Jersey workers’ compensation and work injury claims.
If you have a question about a Workers’ Compensation claim, contact us.