Letter of Protection in Florida
You might be asking, “What is a Letter of Protection?” A letter of protection (LOP) is a letter sent to a medical professional by a personal injury lawyer representing a person injured in a car accident, work injury, or fall…usually due to someone else’s negligence. A LOP guarantees payment for medical treatment from a future lawsuit settlement or verdict award.
What does this have to do with physical therapy? In many cases, hospitals, doctors, or physical therapists will not accept the injured party’s medical insurance as guarantee of payment for medical services rendered because private health insurance claims often deny responsibility and instead are looking to the driver’s auto insurance for money.
Does Physical Therapy Now offer Letters of Protection?
Yes, we do. And we are the only physical therapy practice in the area that does. Why? Because most physical therapy practices understandably want to be paid for their services immediately, not potentially wait months. Physical Therapy Now does not mind waiting for payment. Plus, many PT practices do not understand the intricacies and protocols associated with legal cases, but we know these protocols that patients need to deal with in order to receive compensation.
Why Are LOPs Important in Legal Cases?
We are not attorneys, but if someone suffers an injury–especially a catastrophic one such as a head injury, spinal cord injury, or amputation–because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, the victim should be fairly compensated. After all, the victim may require lengthy hospitalization and months or even years of physical therapy, in addition to lost wages from possibly never being able to work again. If their medical insurance does not cover these financially devastating bills, who will?
At Physical Therapy Now, we feel it’s the right thing to do; to help these victims’ attorneys build a case by providing them with a Letter of Protection; without one, these victims may not only suffer physically for the rest of their lives, but they might also be financially ruined as well.
Why Does Physical Therapy Now Provide LOPs?
As we mentioned above, in most cases, it is the right thing to do. We at Physical Therapy Now are in the business of making people feel great. That comes with providing our clients with the best physical therapy care around. But in situations where the client is the victim of a severe injury at the fault of someone else, we feel strongly that those victims are entitled to the compensation they deserve, to pay for their care, and to manage their bills if they’re unable to work.
Fortunately, Physical Therapy Now fully understands the billing, documentation, and treatment processes involved, so we are willing and able to provide Letters of Protection to clients who truly need them.
Letters of Protection in Florida
Physical Therapy Now is always here to help you or people you know in the event of an injury, whether it is accident-related or not. Our many state-of-the-art locations in Florida and Texas are equipped with everything our skilled professional physical therapists need to help you feel better, whether you’re suffering from sprains, strains, chronic pain, or accident-related injuries. Call us at (800) 481-4582 to set up an appointment and start your road to recovery.