What about Domiciliary Care?
Hi, this is Lucas Foust from Foust Law Office. And I'm here to answer a quick question. And this quick question is one that I receive from people whose, usually their spouse has been involved in a very serious workplace incident and they require 24-hour care. I've handled a number of these cases, and it's really rough on a family to deal with a person who is so severely injured that they required 24-hour care. It happens more often than you might think, but it happens an awful lot in cases involving a traumatic brain injury, in cases involving a spinal cord injury, or other very serious, serious injury that makes it difficult for a person to handle their daily living activities.
Under Montana law, if your family member requires 24-hour care, and if you're able to handle those that care at home and have a family member provide that care, you may be eligible for what are called domiciliary care benefits. To answer this question in more detail, I recommend that you download our book, A Comprehensive Guide to Workers' Compensation Benefits in Montana. It's on this website. Download it, it'll begin to answer those questions and feel free to call my office to answer these questions in more detail. We realize this is a tough time in your life, but we do believe that an informed client is a better client and we encourage you to get as much information as you can.