Devastating work injuries get the headlines in the newspaper, but it’s much more common for workers to suffer less serious injuries that require only mild to moderate medical attention. In many of these instances, a lot of workers don’t end up missing any time of work at all. When you incur medical expenses but don’t actually miss time from work, are you eligible for workers’ compensation, or does the work injury have to knock you off your feet for a few days? In today’s blog, we explore how you can get compensation for medical expenses even if you are back at work the next day.
Medical Benefits Only
You may be surprised to learn that you don’t need to miss time from work in order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. It’s true that in order to receive wage loss benefits, you typically need to miss more than three days of work following an injury. But if you are just attempting to recoup medical expenses related to a work injury, you can file a claim and seek what is known as a Medical Benefits Only award.
As the name implies, a Medical Benefits Only award allows you to collect compensation for medical expenses that you incurred as a direct result of your injuries. For example, if you get a cut that needs stitches or simply get an evaluation from a doctor after a fall at work, these expenses are recoupable through a workers’ compensation claim. You don’t need to miss time away from work in order to file an MBO claim, and you shouldn’t feel like you can’t collect compensation because you were able to return to work after a day or two. Even if the bill is only a couple hundred dollars, you shouldn’t have to foot the financial burden imposed by an on-the-job injury.
If you are wondering how to go about starting a Medical Benefits Only claim, reach out to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in your area. In the greater Twin Cities area, that lawyer is Dean Margolis and the team at Margolis Law Office. No claim is too small when it’s your finances at stake. We can fill out all the necessary paperwork and ensure your claim is filed correctly so that you don’t have to devote more time and energy to your case. You can focus on your job and your health, we’ll focus on getting you every penny you deserve after an injury.
So if you have been informed that you aren’t eligible for workers’ compensation because you didn’t miss enough time after a work accident, or you don’t know how to start the claims process, pick up the phone and give Dean and his team a call today at (952) 230-2700. Oftentimes cases are more complex than they seem, so don’t feel like you need to do everything on your own.
Connect with a professional who has helped clients earn countless claims in the past and have the peace of mind of knowing that you are in good hands. For more information, or for help with your workers’ compensation or personal injury case, reach out to Dean and the team at the Margolis Law Office today.
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