Attorneys Helping Clients Receive Medical Benefits after a Work Injury
Everyone knows how costly medical expenses and treatment can be when you suffer an injury. In fact, unpaid medical bills are a leading cause of personal bankruptcy filings in the United States. When you suffer a work injury, the cost of medical treatment and doctors’ visits should not come out of your own pocket. You need to recover and get back on your feet. Our law firm can help you.
Medical Benefits after a Work Injury in Minnesota
You are not responsible for paying the costs of your medical treatment after a work injury. Under Minnesota workers’ comp laws, your employer has to furnish reasonable and necessary medical treatment or supplies as part of your claim. If you qualify, you do not have to pay a premium, co-pay or deductible for your medical benefits.
Workers’ comp medical benefits can include the following types of treatment:
- Emergency room visits
- Chiropractic treatment
- Dental treatment
- Surgery and hospital care
- Physical therapy and rehab
- Podiatric treatment
- Doctors’ visits
As long as the treatment is necessary to cure and relieve your work injury, payment is covered under your workers’ comp claim. There are certain parameters that apply depending on your injury. One of our workers’ compensation lawyers can tell you more based on your circumstances.
What if the Work Comp Insurer Refuses to Pay for Treatment?
Whether or not the insurance company is paying you wage loss benefits, the situation can arise when the insurer refuses to pay for certain medical procedures. Some workers make the mistake of submitting the bills through their personal medical insurer or paying out-of-pocket. This can cause problems down the road.
Your work injury entitles you to medical benefits under your workers’ comp claim. Workers’ comp insurers always want to limit their costs, but it should not be at the expense of your medical treatment. We will stand up to the insurance companies and fight for your medical benefits.
Call Heimerl & Lammers in Minneapolis or Saint Paul for a free and confidential consultation about your claim. You can reach us at (612) 294-2200 or (651) 777-1811 or by using the contact form on this site. We look forward to working with you.