Depending on the type of case that is involved, medical bills after an injury accident can be handled in a number of ways. If a car accident or other motor vehicle collision caused the injuries, Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) coverage under Oregon law is generally available to pay medical costs, as well as lost wages, up to $15,000.00 or until one year after the injury.
In personal injury cases other than auto accidents, medical bills can be recovered in a successful trial or settlement. But litigation often takes a long time. If the client has private health insurance, it may cover treatment subject to reimbursement from money recovered through negotiation or verdict. An Oregon personal injury lawyer may be able to consult with healthcare providers to arrange treatment based on reimbursement after the successful conclusion of pending litigation.
Medical bills for accepted conditions in Oregon workers’ compensation cases are paid by the workers’ comp insurer. If the work injury claim is denied, our Portland workers’ comp lawyer may be able to consult with healthcare providers and arrange treatment based on reimbursement after the successful setting aside of the denial.