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5 types of medical treatment under workers’ compensation

On Behalf of | Mar 6, 2024 | Workers' Compensation

Many people in California benefit from workers’ compensation. For example, medical treatment offers support for injured workers to regain health and mobility.

The coverage extends to various aspects important for recovery.

1. Doctor’s visits and consultations

One of the primary benefits of workers’ compensation is access to necessary medical care. Injured workers can make appointments with doctors who specialize in treating their specific injuries. These consultations cover diagnosis, treatment plans and follow-up care.

2. Specialized equipment and supplies

Workers’ compensation can cover the costs of specialized equipment. This includes items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, orthopedic braces and prosthetic devices. Such equipment may help injured workers be more mobile and comfortable.

3. Transportation assistance

Workers may not be able to drive. Workers’ compensation can cover transportation costs to and from medical appointments and other important locations. This ensures timely medical care and services without additional financial burdens.

4. Prescription medications

Injured workers may require various medications to manage pain, prevent infection or treat underlying medical conditions related to their injuries. Coverage for these medications alleviates the financial strain associated with necessary treatments.

5. Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Rehabilitative services such as physical therapy play a major role in the recovery process for many injured workers. Workers’ compensation can cover sessions with physical therapists and access to rehabilitation facilities, among other services. This support helps injured individuals regain strength, mobility and function.

6. Diagnostic tests and imaging

To accurately assess injuries and monitor progress, workers’ compensation covers the costs of diagnostic tests and imaging studies. This may include X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and other medical tests necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment planning.

7. Home health care services

When injuries severely limit mobility or require ongoing assistance, workers’ compensation can cover the costs of home health care services. This may include assistance with activities of daily living and wound care.

This coverage helps people receive the care and support they need to regain their health and well-being after workplace injuries.