Medical Treatment


California law requires that your employer and/or their workers compensation insurance carrier provide you with all medical treatment that is reasonable and necessary to cure or relieve the effects of the work injury. This means that if you have a need for medical treatment for the rest of your life, the insurance carrier will be on the hook for those bills, as long as it is proved that the medical treatment is the result of the work injury. 


This column is for general information in answer to questions and may not apply in every situation. You should consult with competent professionals for the appropriate answers in any areas. This column is not intended to initiate any attorney-client relationship.