Recovering Costs for Physical Therapy After a Slip and Fall
Medical care costs more in Wisconsin every year. If you’ve been in an accident, your time in a hospital or visiting your primary doctor afterward is a big part of your costs, but it doesn’t end the story. Often, you have to go through ongoing treatment, including physical therapy. When you file a claim for your injuries, you don’t want to leave this out.
When You Need Physical Therapy
Hospital care and treatment often focus on the larger, structural issues you face when you are injured. Broken bones, lacerations, and other damage to your body are easy to spot. Physical therapy focuses on the soft tissue and the issues that lie under the surface. You may need to work to regain mobility in your legs, shoulders, or other joints and muscles in your body. It takes time, but it is a critical component to achieving full recovery.
Document Your Costs
When you go through physical therapy, you will need to identify your costs before you can recover damages. These damages include not just your out-of-pocket expenses, but the full value of the care you receive. Your receipts will show only what you pay; make sure you retain the breakdown of what this therapy costs before insurance and discounts. All of this helps you show the value of care you receive, and therefore the amount in damages that someone responsible for your injuries should expect to pay.
If the person responsible is insured, the insurance company may make a settlement offer right away. This can be tempting; you may need the money, and having it in hand might make some short term problems go away. Remember, though, that insurance companies thrive by paying out as little as possible. If you need more physical therapy than you initially expect, a settlement removes your ability to recover your full damages.
Before you settle your injury claim, speak with the attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices. We will help you get the recovery you deserve. Contact us online or at (608)256-8356 to learn more.