Secaucus, NJ asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: Can I still get medical help for back pain related to a back injury that was cause by an at work slip n fall n '06

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Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, you have "lifetime" medical as long as it is related to your compensable injury. If the carrier disputes that it is related you may have to ask for help from DWC or a lawyer to prove the cause.

S. Michael Graham
S. Michael Graham
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If your claim is through the Texas Department of Insurance, you have lifetime medical for "reasonable and necessary" medical treatment. This means that it will have to meet ODG standards to get approved. Typically, you are allowed 12 visits of physical therapy for a sprain/strain. If you had surgery, you should be able to receive medication. If you just want to try to get more therapy sessions that will be very difficult to get approved. If it's not workers' comp, then you can use private health or self pay. Good Luck.

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