Is Physical Therapy Covered in a Personal Injury Claim?


Physical therapy can be really helpful with many different injuries. From broken bones to neurological injuries, you may have physical therapy included in your treatment after a car accident to help with your healing. Whether you need help gaining mobility or rebuilding cognitive function, physical therapy should not be set aside as a result of finances. 

However, car accident victims may be apprehensive about seeking physical therapy treatment due to concerns surrounding compensation, settlements, and costs associated with seeking treatment. If you’ve been in a car accident and you’re wondering how you’ll pay for physical therapy, let’s take a look at how it works.

How to Receive Compensation for Physical Therapy

Since a physical therapist is a licensed, professional healthcare worker, any related expenses can be included alongside all general medical services within your personal injury claim. 

As with all medical treatment, it’s crucial to keep detailed records of your treatment and expenses. Your attorney will be able to help you understand your individual claim, but in all cases, records and receipts are very important to receive adequate compensation. This includes any time off work or if you had to travel far to get the treatment you needed. Anything that you would not have needed if you hadn’t been in an accident should be accounted for to seek maximum compensation. 

As with any form of medical treatment, the process of receiving compensation is pretty standard across the board. Arguably one of the best strategies to fair compensation is to hire an attorney with Personal Injury Law expertise. 

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Since Florida is a no-fault state, you may be wondering why you would even need or want to hire an attorney in the first place. If you have insurance to cover yourself and your injuries, what could you need a lawyer for? 

Unfortunately, insurance companies do not have your best interest in mind. Insurance adjusters will go to great lengths to minimize your insurance claim, which can result in inadequate compensation.

By investing in professional representation, you can save yourself the headache of dealing with your insurance company on your own. As you can imagine, there are many nuances that come with personal injury claims. Your attorney will not only deal with the insurance company, they will also act as your guide to understanding the claims process while coaching you through the necessary documentation needed to form a strong claim. 

You shouldn’t fear seeking the necessary assistance to get you back on your feet. If physical therapy is needed to help you heal after a car accident, the associated expenses should be covered via your personal injury claim. 

No matter the severity of injuries sustained, it’s important to consult a legal professional in any car accident or personal injury case/claims process. If you have specific questions about how this works or if you’re ready to speak with an attorney about your personal injury claim, please give us a call

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