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Alabama Workers Compensation Claim Medical Benefits

Alabama Workers Compensation Claim Medical Benefits

If you work in Alabama and have suffered a job injury at work, you are most likely entitled to benefits under Alabama's Workers' Comp Law (if you have questions as to whether you have a valid Alabama Workers Compensation claim, please read our blog " Alabama Workers Compensation Benefits-Do I have a Claim"). Part of your rights under our Worker' Compensation Law includes your medical treatment. In our next few blogs, we will be attempting to explain what your medical benefits are and are not.

If you have suffered a job injury,* technically you are free to see whomever you wish to treat you for your injury; however, your personnel health insurance will likely not pay for said treatment if it was work related (most health insurance policies have language which specifically states that they do not pay for medical expenses covered under workers compensation), meaning that for all practical purposes you have to see the physicians chosen by your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier.

The doctor chosen by the workers compensation insurance carrier is known as your AUTHORIZED TREATING PHYSICIAN, and, per Alabama's Workers' Compensation Law, your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier is responsible for paying all the "reasonably necessary medical and surgical treatment..." (including physical rehabilitation, medicine, medical and surgical supplies, crutches, artificial members and other apparatus) prescribed by the authorized treating physician.

The authorized treating physician is empowered to refer to you a specialist if warranted, and if this occurs, the specialist then becomes the authorized treating physician, and they are authorized to do whatever is needed to help you recover from you job injury, as long as their recommendations are reasonable and necessary.

If you or someone you care about has suffered a job injury in Alabama and you have questions about your medical treatment, the Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny would be happy to discuss your case with you free of charge.

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* Also referred to as: Injury at Work, Injured at Work; Hurt at Work, Hurt on the Job, Workplace Injury, Work place accident, Workers' Compensation, Workers' Comp; Work Injury, Work Injuries, On the Job Injury, Injuries on the Job, Job Accident, Job place Injury.

The Alabama Job Injury attorneys at Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers throughout Alabama, from cities and towns such as: Athens, Decatur, Trinity, Hartselle, Madison, Toney, Scottsboro, Stevenson, Guntersville, Albertville, Arab, Holly Pond, Cullman, Hanceville, Oneonta, Leeds, Tarrant City, Center Point, Fairfield, Hueytown, Bessemer, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Hoover, Alexander City, Sylacauga, Phenix City, Evergreen, Selma, Monroeville, Andalusia, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, West Point, Adamsville, Gardendale, Fultondale, Graysville, Adamsville, Pell City, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Cottondale and in between.

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