Under NSW Workers Compensation Law if you require treatment as a result of an injury the workers compensation insurer is required to pay for the treatment if it is considered reasonably necessary. However, there is a process to obtaining pre-approval and payment for expenses related to medical treatment as a result of your injury.
To commence with treatment you must seek pre-approval from the workers compensation insurer. Any request for reasonably necessary treatment should be approved by the insurer within 21 days of that request being made pursuant to Section 60 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987.
If the workers compensation insurer has exceeded this time frame we can intervene on your behalf to obtain a response from the insurer.
If after receiving treatment, the workers compensation insurer has not forwarded payment to your treating doctor or specialist, there are benchmark time periods that apply to the insurer. The workers compensation insurer has 10 working days after receiving a valid tax invoice from your treatment provider to pay the tax invoice. If the payment is not forthcoming, we can assist with making sure your treatment provider is paid promptly and treatment can continue.
If you or someone you know is having difficulty either having treatment approved by the workers compensation insurer or having medical expenses paid by the insurer then please contact our office because Helping You is Our Business.
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