After a serious personal injury, people are understandably concerned about the medical bills they will have. Even with health insurance, the cost of copays, deductibles and other expenses can be enormous. In addition to medical bills, being out of work while recovering from the injury can increase your financial losses.
If you are not sure how you will handle medical bills resulting from a personal injury, speak with a lawyer at Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., in Pittsburgh. We will assess your personal injury claim and discuss your options with you. Our experienced attorneys know how to fight for compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. While we are located in Pennsylvania, we also represent people in nearby areas of Ohio and West Virginia.
Medical Care and Documentation Are Key
Too many people fail to go to the hospital or doctor when they are in an accident. You should seek medical attention immediately after the accident or injury, even if you think your injuries are minor. Be diligent in following the doctor's instructions for treating the injury.
It is important to have a record of your injuries as well as a diagnosis and prognosis. Be sure to keep records of everything related to your medical care. This makes it easier for us to build a case for compensation for your medical expenses.
We Help You Calculate All of Your Medical Bills and Other Needs
People often need assistance determining what types of medical expenses are compensable. It is important to know that you can seek compensation for past, current and future medical bills resulting from the injury. In some cases, people receive compensation for suffering a permanent disability from the accident.
When appropriate, injury victims receive compensation for vocational rehabilitation to retrain for their current job or for a new occupation. If they cannot return to work, they may receive compensation for the loss of their future earning and benefits.
After a serious injury, you must also consider your long-term medical needs. These may include:
- Medical accessories
- Continuing medical care
- Psychological counseling
- Cosmetic procedures
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Modifications to your home or vehicle
- Home health aides
Because we have experience with thousands of injury cases, we know the types of medical needs you may have in the future. We will work with you as well as with medical experts and economists to identify and value your total medical losses. This is a critical part of building our case for the amount of compensation you need to move forward.
In addition to your medical needs, you can seek damages for pain and suffering. This is unique to each case, and we will discuss it with you when we assess your claim.
Other Types of Compensation May Be Available
If you were injured at work, you are likely eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Workers' comp will cover all of your medical expenses, including reimbursement for travel to and from medical appointments. There are also lump-sum payments for certain permanent injuries and losses. Wage replacement benefits, typically two-thirds of your average weekly wage, are also available.
If you cannot return to work for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Our lawyers have experience with Social Security Disability claims and can explain the best way to balance the benefits you are eligible for. We will work to maximize all of the damages, compensation and benefits you may receive.
We Encourage You to Contact Us Today
To schedule a free consultation, please call 866-273-1941. You may also complete our online contact form.