2018 Workers Compensation Newsletter - First Quarter

In an otherwise compensable claim, when does an employer have to pay for pre-surgical testing/treatment and pay TTD benefits while such testing/treatment occurs?

 

 

Almost always, with some exceptions. Insurers/self-insured employers take employees “as-is,” and are required to pay for all reasonable and necessary medical benefits required to cure or relieve the effects of the injury, including otherwise personal treatment necessary for the claimant to undergo compensable work-related treatment. Lost time liability generally continues during such a treatment course. Please see memo here.