Slip and Fall accidents can happen to anyone but as the weather gets worse it is common for the elderly or those already dealing with a disability to be more prone to suffering Slip and Fall Accidents. When a person that falls into one of these two groups suffers a Slip and Fall it is very likely that any medical treatment they receive will be covered by their Medicare health insurance. While it is good that the injuries that result from the Slip and Fall are taken care of by a doctor, Medicare can cause headaches for you and your Slip and Fall Attorneys as you try to obtain compensation for your Slip and Fall Accident.
The difficulty in closing Slip and Fall cases where Medicare is involved is the requirement that Medicare be reimbursed for all medical expenses that were incurred as a result of the Slip and Fall; this includes past work and any medical expenses that will be incurred in the future. Under the law, failure to take Medicare’s interest into consideration when settling a Slip and Fall case will make the defendant or party liable for the Slip and Fall liable to Medicare for the reimbursement of the medical expenses. As such, liable parties take very seriously any case where a Medicare recipient is involved.
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