How do my lost wages get paid in a Workers Compensation Claim?
This is Lucas Foust of Foust Law Office, and I'm here to answer a quick question, and this question is one I receive from people who have been involved with a workplace accident. And the question's pretty straightforward, and the question comes up almost all the time, how do I get my medical bills paid? How do my medical bills get paid after I've been injured at work? Well, under Montana law, if you've been injured at work, you have a right to have those medical bills that have resulted from your injuries paid by the workers' compensation insurance carrier.
When you file your workers' compensation claim, whether it's with the Montana State Fund, or another insurance company or third-party administrator, you will receive a workers' compensation claim number. Provide that workers' compensation claim number to any healthcare provider when you sign up for health care. It gets a little confusing, so don't put in your health insurance as the primary source when it's a workplace injury, it causes huge confusion later on. So I really encourage you, if you've been hurt at work, put down your workers' compensation insurance claim number.
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