How can I get medical treatment and not be charged?

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How can I get medical treatment and not be charged?

I got hurt at work. Followed company
procedures. Adjuster, took statement,
and it is currently under
investigation. I was told I have to get
medical care or they drop the claim.
However, the adjuster won t approve
visits. The physical therapist will not
see me without paymepayments until the
claim is approved or denied. I don’t
know what to do.

Asked on August 17, 2017 under Personal Injury, New Mexico

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can't get free medical treatment unless you find someone voluntarily willing to provide it for free; the law does not require medical care providers to provide care for free. You may have to pay out of pocket, or if you can't, see if you earn a low enough amount as to be able to qualify for Medicaid. Or if you feel the adjuster is incorrectly or improperly denying payment when he should be authorizing it, you could sue your employer (you sue the employer, not their insurer) if you feel the employer was at fault in causing the injury--if you sue and win, you can get compensation, such as payment for medical bills, but this will take time (months, usually), so you'd need to find some way to pay the bills for the care you need in the interim.


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