"Petitioner has been awarded and accepted an accidental disability pension effective _(date)_. To resolve the workers' compensation case, petitioner and respondent have agreed to provide petitioner with reasonable and necessary medical treatment for injuries related to the _(date)_ accident. This Order for continuing medical benefits shall not be subject to the two year statute of limitations and such medical benefits shall continue for the life of the petitioner or until further order of this court."
By statute, workers' compensation awards are offset by pension awards. The medical issue remains open usually and medical benefits remain the responsibility of the employer. The medical issue becomes a complication when costs are attempted to be shifted to collateral medical carriers or Medicare. The subsequent reimbursement issue then generates medical lien claims that must be litigated. The incorporation of the language will greatly clarify responsibility and expedite medical care and payment.
For over 3 decades the Law Offices of Jon L. Gelman 1.973.696.7900 email@example.com have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.