If you work in Florida and experience an accident while on the job, you should know that the state’s program for workers’ compensation provides you the ability to receive appropriate medical care.
Many people focus on financial benefits that workers’ compensation offers when you cannot work due to an injury or illness and those help many people but it is equally important to ensure you receive the right health care for your situation.
Your medical team
According to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation, you are entitled to a proper medical team to tend to your work-related injury or illness. This may include a primary care physician as well as any necessary specialists, including therapists.
Coverage for direct care
Via the state’s workers’ compensation program, injured or ill employees may have their direct care paid for by the program. This includes physical therapy, stays in the hospital and office visits to a doctor or other provider on your medical team.
Additional medical coverages
When related to your workers’ compensation claim, the program may cover the costs of prosthetic devices should you require or experience an amputation. The workers’ compensation program also provides coverage for medications connected with the work-related claim.
When you go to medical appointments or even when you drive to a pharmacy to fill and pick up a prescription, you should document your mileage as the workers’ compensation program provides reimbursement for your mileage for these purposes.
If you require care from an aid or attendant, you may be able to have those services paid for by workers’ compensation as well.