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Medical Treatment in Your Workers Compensation Case

You've been injured at work. Seriously injured. And you do not know how you are going to get medical treatment. You do not make much money in the first place, and now you are facing the possibility of major medical services.

What do you do?

Fortunately, the Indiana Workers Compensation Act is employee friendly in this area. Under Indiana law, your employer is required to pay for your medical treatment at no cost to you.

IC 22-3-3-4 states, "After an injury and prior to an adjudication of permanent impairment, the employer shall furnish or cause to be furnished, free of charge to the employee, an attending physician for the treatment of the employee's injuries, and in addition thereto such services and products as the attending physician or the worker's compensation board may deem necessary."

Be sure to speak to a workers compensation attorney concerning your injury as every case is different. But you should expect for your employer to help you out with obtaining your necessary medical treatment.