The Costs of Physical Therapy for Accidental Injuries

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Costs of Physical Therapy for Accidental Injuries

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, in addition to seeking medical treatment, you may also be referred to physical therapy. Physical therapy can be painful – both physically and financially. However, the financial costs associated with related medical treatment and physical therapy should be considered by the insurance company when it comes to settling or litigating your personal injury case. 

Physical therapy for accidental injuries in and around Chicago can be costly. For assistance with pursuing a claim for damages against the at-fault individual or entity, you should speak with the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law as soon as possible. Our legal team will work hard to help you recover the damages you deserve, including monetary compensation for your physical therapy costs. Give us a call today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to discover more about our services and how we can help. 

When is Physical Therapy Necessary?

Various types of physical therapy, including aquatic physical therapy, are used to treat injuries – especially soft tissue injuries and broken bones – suffered in motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other types of accidents. Typically, a treating doctor or primary care doctor will refer you to physical therapy, which you may need to attend several times a week, or even on a daily basis. 

Physical therapy targets injured muscles and muscle groups and may be used to help relieve a person’s pain, add strength, or increase the person’s range of motion in a specific body part following an injury. 

What are the Common Costs Associated with Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy, just like other types of similar medical treatment, can be extremely costly. The ultimate cost of a specific course of physical therapy often depends upon the number of sessions which the person attends, as well as the extent of the treatment. There may be costs associated with hot and cold packs, electrostimulation, aquatic therapy, and time spent with physical therapists and their assistants while you are at the facility. 

If you assert a personal injury claim against a person or entity for injuries that you suffer in a particular accident, your lawyer can attach copies of all of your physical therapy records and bills, thereby making them a part of your personal injury claim. In order for you to be compensated for your physical therapy bills, the therapy costs must arise out of the subject accident, and your injuries must stem from the subject accident. A knowledgeable Chicago personal injury attorney can help you pursue and recover monetary compensation for your related physical therapy bills. 

Contact a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer about Your Claim Today

The skilled team of lawyers at Malman Law can assist you with filing, and if necessary litigating, your personal injury claim. If you received physical therapy following your accident, we may be able to make the costs associated with that treatment a part of your claim. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago personal injury attorney, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more. 


Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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