Collecting Rehabilitation Costs
Have you been injured at the workplace? Have you been released from the hospital but have months of rehabilitation ahead of you? You are worried of how you are going to pay for it. But what you don’t know is that after filing a workers compensation case, your employer is responsible for paying any rehabilitation costs as a result of your injury.
There are different types of rehabilitation:
Rehabilitative is the physical therapy that is involved in regaining your strength and becoming the person you were before the accident. This is important in regaining functionality and progression to becoming “normal” again. In some cases, after a work-related incident, there is the possibility that you will never regain full function but it is important to know that through rehabilitation you can regain enough functionality to be able to live your daily life. Whether it is physical therapy or seeing a doctor after a traumatic event, through your workers compensation claim, you are able to regain those costs.
Vocational therapy focuses on improving your psychological and emotional state. This type of therapy can be seeing a specialist or seeing a therapist. Although it is not common to have to see a therapist after a work-related incident there are those cases that are unique. It is important to know that if you have been mentally affected by the incident, your workers compensation claim will pay for those costs in improving your psychological state.
After an accident in the workplace and depending on your diagnosis, rehabilitation may be necessary. Rehabilitation can be for a few weeks or a lengthier amount of time that can last for years. As a result of your worker’s compensation claim, an employer is obligated to pay for your rehabilitation expenses. If you have been unable to collect on your rehabilitation needs, it is important to speak to an attorney before an accident occurs and it can be an accident that will change your life forever.
At The Hoffman Firm, we have represented many worker compensation cases throughout South Florida who are trying to settle claims and have rehabilitation costs. If you are trying to settle your workers compensation claim, it is important to have someone that will protect your interests and guide you through every stage of the legal process. The legal process can be incredibly stressful, it is essential to have someone that will be your voice and has the experience of representing South Florida residents in worker compensation cases. We are dedicated to providing you with the best the legal team and are compassionate of your needs throughout this process. Call us now at (800) 223-1866 or contact us online to set up your free, confidential consultation now.
Evan A. Hoffman
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