Q&A Week – Part 2 (Medical Care)

Real questions from our clients about Michigan workers’ compensation and their medical care.

Q. What does workers’ compensation cover?

All reasonable, necessary, and related medical bills should be paid. This includes doctor visits, physical therapy, injections, medications, and surgery. It can also include dental care, prosthetics, eyeglasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs and other appliances necessary to cure or relieve the effects of your work injury. Even home and vehicle modifications can be purchased.

Q. Can I choose my own doctor?

You can choose your own doctor after 28 days. Select a doctor who you trust and will support your claim.

Q. Can family members get paid to help out?

Family members can be paid up to 56 hours per week to help with activities of daily living. This includes getting dressed, using the bathroom, wound care, giving medications. The amount paid should equal what a professional would charge for that service.

Q. Who pays medical bills if my claim is disputed?

Health insurance will cover medical bills that are disputed. You are typically required to pay them back if you are successful with your workers’ compensation case.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

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