Who Pays My Medical Bills After a North Carolina Workplace Injury?

August 29 , 2023

At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys know that suffering a North Carolina workplace injury requires pursuing immediate and ongoing medical care. When medical bills begin to mount, the stress can become overwhelming.

Our Mecklenburg County workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help injured North Carolina workers alleviate the anxiety of seeking medical care now and in the future.

Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for ALL My Medical Bills?

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If you have a compensable workers’ compensation injury, the workers’ compensation insurance company is responsible for paying 100% of your medical bills. That includes doctor’s visits, prescriptions, x-rays, MRIs, physical therapy, surgeries, or any other medical devices you might need.

Additionally, you can recover mileage reimbursements for your trips if they are more than a 20-mile round trip.

Does My North Carolina Employer Get to Choose Which Medical Provider I See?

If you are wondering who chooses your healthcare provider, the insurance company generally selects the doctor who treats you.

The doctor’s office often demands authorization from the workers’ compensation carrier before they treat you. Have your employer contact the doctor’s office to send the insurance information to them for approval. However, in certain circumstances, you can select your provider.

Do You Have the Right to See a Doctor Outside of the Workers’ Compensation System?

Absolutely. The question is, who is going to pay for it? If you’ve seen a doctor not authorized by the workers’ compensation carrier, please contact our office as soon as possible so we can start the process to get that bill paid.

If you need medical treatment that the insurance company is not authorizing, we can file a motion with the North Carolina Industrial Commission to demand that they allow the care you need. Please contact our office as soon as possible so that we can get that process started.

Have You Been Injured at Work in North Carolina?

Our dedicated Charlotte workers’ compensation law firm provides free consultations to all employees who have suffered a workplace injury in North Carolina by calling 704-376-1616 or contacting us online.

A Voice For The Injured. Here Every Step of The Way.

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