What If I Can’t Afford A Doctor?
What if you can’t afford a doctor and you wish to apply for Social Security Disability benefits or make a workers’ compensation claim? There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to this question, but a consultation with an experienced SSD and/or workers’ comp attorney is a very good place to start.
In the case of Social Security Disability benefit applications and lack of access to health care, keep in mind that there are many social service agencies throughout New York City that make referrals for people without health insurance. Discuss the details of your case with an attorney with ample experience working with people of all income levels who are no longer able to work because of a disability. The Klein Law Group, P.C., has represented people of many walks of life.
In the case of a workers’ compensation claim, lack of access to health care should not be an impediment to making a claim for benefits. If you have been injured on the job, you have the right to report that injury to your employer and work directly with a physician referred by the workers’ comp insurer. Your medical bills should be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier.
Some employees hesitate to take advantage of their right to see a doctor when filing a workers’ compensation claim because they are unsure of whether they actually have a claim. Some people are unaware that a medical problem is work-related in the first place. They may be conferring with their regular doctors about back problems or numbness in their hands, and be surprised to hear that their job activities may be the source of the ailment.
Clients of The Klein Law Group, P.C., often discover the benefit of working with a law firm that handles Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. We can advise you on the best route to a successful claim for compensation or benefits, depending on the specific facts of your case. There is often a way around an obstacle such as no health insurance available to see a doctor. Talk to one of our attorneys and let us attempt to help you solve this problem.
Contact A New York SSDI Lawyer
“What if I can’t afford a doctor?” Please do not let a question like this stop you from asking for a free consultation. For more information regarding injury claims in New York, contact The Klein Law Group in New York City (NYC) by calling 917-639-5350.