Medical Care Benefits and Workers’ Compensation
Within the Texas Workers’ Compensation system, injured workers are entitled to receive the medically reasonable and necessary medical care related to their on the job injury for life. If the employer has purchased “in network” Texas Workers Compensation insurance, then the injured worker must treat with health care providers in the network unless special permission is given by the network to treat with an outside health care provider. This system is similar to health insurance HMOs. Under the network, a specialist will usually be your treating doctor but your treating doctor can refer you to specialists that are in the network. If you are suffering from a catastrophic injury, you may qualify for lifetime income benefits.
Receive the medical care benefits you deserve
Contact the lawyers at Allison & Ward so that we can assist you with locating in network medical treatment. If the employer did not purchase in network type Texas Workers Compensation, but is covered under Texas Workers’ Compensation insurance, then the injured worker can treat with any doctor in the state of Texas that will take workers’ compensation insurance. Contact our medical care attorneys to discuss the specific facts of your case and get help receiving the medical care benefits you deserve under the Texas Workers Compensation system.
If your employer does not have Texas Workers Compensation insurance, contact Allison & Ward to speak with a lawyer about obtaining medical treatment for your injuries.