Helping You Take Advantage Of Your Workers' Compensation Medical Benefits

At the Fellman Law Office, in St. Paul, experience has taught us that communication is key to taking advantage of your medical benefits. If you have been injured on the job, make sure that your doctor (or any other doctor, specialist or physical therapist that you see) knows that you had a work accident. Have the doctor document the workplace injury in your medical chart, specifically listing how it occurred.

Make sure your doctors know the name and address of the workers' compensation insurance company where they should send bills and other important information. It is also critical to keep your employer informed of your medical treatment and work restrictions.

Contact us about taking full advantage of your medical benefits after a work injury.

What Medical Benefits Am I Entitled To?

After an on-the-job injury or occupational disease caused by work conditions, you are entitled to receive reasonable medical care that is paid for by your employer's workers' compensation insurer. Reasonable medical care can mean many different things, including:

  • Hospital services
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Medication
  • Medical equipment, including crutches, glasses and artificial limbs

You Have The Right To Choose Your Provider: Get The Right Doctor On Your Side

Your doctor's opinion can have a major impact on your workers' compensation claim. That's why it is critical to have someone on your side who truly supports you. Unfortunately, many injured workers do not realize one simple but very important fact about the medical care they receive: If you have been injured on the job, you are not limited to seeing a company doctor, whose only goal may be to get you back to work as soon as possible.

Instead, Minnesota law allows you to pick your own physician. You have the right to choose a doctor who will give you the kind of care you need — a health care professional who will take your work injury seriously, help you get the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to and make sure that you get the medical attention necessary to make a full recovery.

Even if you have already seen a company doctor, you can still change your mind and your provider. But you must act quickly. Minnesota workers' compensation law states that a physician must be selected within the first 60 days after your on-the-job injury.

In Minnesota, some employers participate in workers' compensation certified managed care plans. If your employer participates in one of these plans, you may be required to seek treatment from a clinic or doctor who is part of the plan's network. You can obtain a list of certified plans by contacting the Minnesota Department of Labor.

Have Your Medical Benefits Been Cut Off?

Losing your medical benefits after an Independent Medical Examination (IME) may come as a shock, but at the Fellman Law Office, we can take action to protect your interests. If you have received notice that you have been cut off from your medical benefits, we can take action. Experienced attorney Mark Fellman will negotiate with your insurance company, taking forceful and effective action to protect your rights.

Talk With Mark Fellman About Taking Advantage Of Your Medical Benefits

If you have been hurt on the job and need information about your medical benefits, contact an injury lawyer at the Fellman Law Office at 651-222-9515 or by completing our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential. We provide representation to workers from throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.