Workers’ compensation insurance in Minnesota covers the costs of reasonable and necessary medical care for people who get hurt at work, including:
- Physical Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
- Doctor’s Visits
- Hospital Stays
- Medical Equipment
- Mental Health Services
- Nursing Services
- Mileage Reimbursement
Suffering an on-the-job injury means lost time at work and less money in your paycheck right when you need it to cover the cost of your medical bills. At Fields Law Firm, we believe you shouldn’t have to pay for treatment you need because you got hurt doing your job. Call us at 1-888-343-5375 or use our free online form to get in touch with our team of experienced attorneys and find out how to get the medical care you deserve.
Seeing the Doctor
In Minnesota, you usually have the right to choose the doctor who will treat you for your work injury. However, if your employer participates in a certified managed care plan, in most cases you must receive treatment from a doctor or clinic that is part of the plan’s network. The Department of Labor and Industry maintains a list of managed certified care plans in Minnesota.
When seeing a healthcare provider, it’s important to tell them you’re seeking treatment for a work-related injury. This will help them know what paperwork to fill out and where to send it to ensure your treatment is properly documented. You should keep track of any out-of-pocket expenses you incur, such as mileage and prescriptions, because you may be able to recover them later.
Regardless of where you seek treatment, your employer’s insurance company has the right to schedule you for an independent medical examination (IME) with a doctor of their choosing. If the doctor determines you don’t need further medical care, the insurance company will stop paying for your treatment.
Paying Your Medical Bills
When you’re hurt and can’t work, you have enough to worry about without the added stress of medical bills piling up. Workers’ compensation is supposed to pay for your treatment, but insurance companies don’t always play fair.
Fields Law Firm is dedicated to helping injured workers across the state of Minnesota get the medical care they deserve. If you have questions about paying your medical bills, or just need someone to listen and answer your questions, call us. You can count on us to be there when you need us most.