Getting Quality Medical Care and Your Choice of a Physician
Suffering an injury causes stress from both a physical and emotional standpoint. Dealing with your employer, the insurance company and getting medical treatment can seem overwhelming, and you likely have questions about those processes.
Strong Law Offices is here to stand up for your rights and help you to gain the medical benefits you deserve. Our law firm serves individuals throughout the Illinois region in workers' compensation claims and personal injury claims. We are a plaintiff-only law firm, meaning we only represent those who have been injured on the job or in negligent accidents. At our firm, we never side with the insurance company or large corporations. We are working lawyers for working people.
Access to Medical Care in Illinois
In Illinois, an individual's access to medical care after an on-the job injury is a heavily debated topic. Big businesses and insurance carriers are pushing for limits on the type of care an individual receives as well as their choice of physician. By pushing this change, an injured person has less protection and fewer medical benefits available to them after an injury.
Because this topic is heavily debated in the legislature, it is even more important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
By retaining a lawyer's services early on, you can ensure that the insurance company will not take advantage of you by preventing you from getting the benefits you deserve. Our Illinois injured worker lawyers are here to protect your rights and advocate on your behalf. We aggressively fight for your right to access to quality medical care. We fight for you and against the insurance carrier's insistence that you treat only with physicians that they choose. Choosing a physician or other health care provider can be one of the most important decisions you make in your life, particularly in serious injury claims.
Strong Law Offices fights for your right to maintain a personal doctor/patient relationship with your own treating physician. Strong Law Offices places great value on an individual's personal right to choose the health care they feel is in their best interest. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act provides that an injured worker has the right to choose his or her own physician. Strong Law Offices fights to preserve and protect this right.
Choice of Physicians in Workers' Comp Claims
In Illinois, the law currently states that individuals have access to their own choice in physician after an on-the-job injury. Insurance companies will try to steer you to working with medical professionals who have strong ties with the insurance company. You should know that you have the right to your choice in physician to treat your injuries.
"Imagine, an injured employee who has a 20-year personal relationship with his or her family physician to be denied the right of access to care here in Central Illinois? Illinois does not need a managed care system." — Attorney Todd Strong quoted in 'The Labor' paper on January 20, 2011
We are here to provide objective advice about the next steps after an accident and to advise you of your rights. If you need help getting to a physician, we can work with to you ensure that you get the proper medical treatment necessary to begin your recovery. Work with Strong Law Offices and we will help you get all the information necessary to make an informed decision about your medical care.
Contact Our Springfield Medical Benefits Lawyers
Please contact Strong Law Offices to schedule a free initial consultation at 1-800-234-0090. We are happy to meet with you at our Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington or Decatur offices. Additionally, we are available to make off-site appointments, including home and hospital visits.
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