The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act provides that an employer is liable to pay for medical services initially chosen by the employee and any subsequent provider of medical services in the chain of referrals. The employer is also liable to pay for all medical services provided by a second physician chosen by the employee and any subsequent provider of medical services in the chain of referrals.
A lien on a personal injury claim is a legal right that somebody has to the proceeds from any judgment or settlement. When your doctor, hospital or other medical care provider gives you medical care but hasn't been paid by you or your insurance company, they can have a medical expense lien on your personal injury case so that they get paid when you collect on your case. Therefore, addressing your medical liens is one of the most important services a personal injury attorney can do for you when negotiating settlement.