Dealing With Medical Bills From A Workers’ Comp Injury
Reitan Law Office, PLLC offers a Free Initial Consultation for individuals who have been injured while working in the course of their employment.
We have represented injured Minnesota workers for more than 30 years and would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. There is no charge to meet with us and ask your questions.
Workers’ compensation insurance pays for the reasonable health care expenses related to a work injury. These expenses include health care treatment, prescriptions, supplies, equipment, and reimbursement for mileage to medical appointments. They also include chiropractic and physical therapy sessions.
When a claim is in dispute the workers’ compensation insurer will often schedule an examination for the injured worker with a doctor of the insurer’s choosing. This examination is often referred to as the “employer’s physician,” or an “Independent Medical Examination (IME),” or an “adverse examination.” The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry sets fee schedules as to what medical providers will be paid. There are also treatment parameters that regulate the amount of treatment that can be provided.