Construction sites are full of hazards that include heavy machinery, toxic chemicals, and dangerous debris. While there are many safety regulations in place to protect those working on construction sites, accidents still occur. Construction accidents can result in serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment, including the use of prescription medication.
Prescription medication costs can add up quickly and are often a financial burden for accident victims. At Golitko & Daly, our experienced attorneys will fight for construction accident compensation for prescription drug costs so that our Indianapolis, IN clients receive the financial support they are due after a work-related injury.
Prescription Costs after an Injury
There are a lot of medical costs associated with the treatment of a construction site accident. Many injury victims anticipate the costs of doctor’s appointments, treatments or surgeries, and physical therapy. But many fail to consider the costs of prescription medication.
When a serious injury occurs, a patient is likely to be prescribed medication. While the type of medication will vary from patient to patient based on the type of injury that was incurred, some common prescriptions following a construction site injury include pain relievers, muscle relaxers, and antibiotics. Each of these medications plays a vital role in the recovery process.
Prescription medications can control pain, fight off infection, and allow the body to rest and heal properly. If a doctor deems these medications to be necessary, the patient should take them as prescribed. Unfortunately, prescription medication can be quite costly. Many find that it is a struggle to keep up with the costs associated with prescription medication.
Construction accident injury victims should know that worker’s compensation insurance should cover the costs of medication. Worker’s compensation laws dictate that injury treatment is a private matter between the doctor and patient, and any treatment regimen, including medication, should be covered by worker’s compensation insurance.
The Importance of Legal Representation
With laws in place to protect workers who have been injured on the job, many question why they would need an attorney following a construction site accident. Unfortunately, worker’s compensation insurers are often quick to deny a claim, or avoid providing coverage for certain aspects of treatment such as prescription medication.
Despite the laws that are in place to protect workers, insurance companies may mislead injury victims regarding their insurance rights. They may fight to pay out as little as possible to injury victims. These battles can ultimately prolong treatment and lead to more time off of work.
Our attorneys are familiar with all aspects of worker’s compensation laws. We can guide clients through the claims process and work with them to ensure that their rights are not being denied. Our experience and expertise leads to more favorable outcomes for our clients. We will fight for adequate compensation for all aspects of medical treatment, including all prescribed medication.
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident or other work site accident, it is important to work with an experienced attorney to learn more about your rights to worker’s compensation. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and find out how the experienced team of attorneys at Golitko & Daly can be of assistance throughout the worker’s compensation process.