Wisconsin Workers' Compensation and Medical Expenses
"Medical treatment expense now eclipses indemnity benefits paid in Wisconsin for worker's compensation. The employer must supply such medical treatment 'as may be reasonably required to cure and relieve from the effects of the injury'"— Authors Thomas and Charlie Domer, from their book Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Law
An injury goes hand-in-hand with medical bills. When it comes to your workers' compensation claim, you should know that you have certain rights:
- You have the right to your see your own doctor or to get a second opinion from another doctor. You have the right to see any doctor that is part of the "referral-chain" from those doctors. You do not have to get treated by a company doctors.
- You have the right to get your medical expenses and bills paid without a deductible, including prescriptions, physical therapy, occupation therapy, diagnostic testing, office visits, and psychological counseling.
- You have the right to have your expenses covered for mileage driving to and from doctor appointments.
An attorney with workers' compensation experience can help with the many aspects involved in your workers' compensation claim, from initial filing to ensuring that your medical expenses are covered. Call Domer Law at 888-353-8384 or contact us online.
At Domer Law, we wrote the book on workers' compensation law in Wisconsin. Our lawyers teach workers' compensation law and are contributing editors to several publications regarding the rights of workers. We are regularly quoted on the topic in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel.
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With 30 years of experience, we know Wisconsin workers' compensation law inside and out. We have represented injured workers throughout the state of Wisconsin, and we can help you too. Our office is in Milwaukee. Consultation is free. If we take your case, there is no fee unless we get you benefits. Call Domer Law at 888-353-8384 or contact us online.