Michigan workers comp lawyer explains how you can use your own health insurance to pay disputed workers comp medical bills
After an at-work accident, it’s natural to have lots of questions about your medical expenses. Michigan’s workers comp system can be confusing to navigate. That’s why our work comp lawyers would like to give you some free advice today. First, all of your medical bills should be paid under workers comp if they are reasonable and necessary. You are entitled to unlimited medical treatment for your work-related injury regardless of fault.
Employers and insurance companies will often dispute payment of medical bills to avoid accepting responsibility for an injury.
You can use your own health insurance if workers comp will not pay your medical bills
Most health insurance companies will pay disputed medical bills provided that you sign a reimbursement agreement and pay them back if you win your workers comp case. This will allow you to get the medical treatment that you need rather than waiting until your workers comp case is over.
An experienced workers comp lawyer can negotiate with your health insurance company to reduce any repayment. The goal should always be to maximize the amount of money that you get from workers comp.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is required by law to pay disputed workers comp medical bills pending resolution of your workers comp case. You may need to provide a Notice of Dispute or other documentation.
How do I get my medical bills paid under workers comp?
An experienced workers comp attorney can help get your medical bills paid. You may even be entitled to penalties and attorney fees if your employer or the insurance company acted improperly.
For a free consultation with one of our workers compensation lawyers, call (855) 221-COMP. There is absolutely no charge or obligation.
- Alex Berman is a workers compensation lawyer and founder of the law firm. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 30 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate your case.
- Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, by Kevin Spencer.