Is my employer responsible for costs incurred by work comp/occupational therapy treatments for a diagnosis that I do not have?

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Is my employer responsible for costs incurred by work comp/occupational therapy treatments for a diagnosis that I do not have?

I had complained of numbness and tingling in hands and feet while on the job for years. Appoximately 1 year ago occupational therapy set up my workstation for carpal tunnel, even after I explained and showed documentation that I in fact was diagnosed neuropathy. The nerve damage progressed until I finally had to resign to stop further nerve damage. What costs (if any) is employer responsible for regarding medical bills incurred by treating for a diagnosis I do not have?

Asked on July 18, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Nebraska

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Assuming your employer has a worker's compensation policy in effect as required under the laws of all states in this country, the medical bills that you have incurred for this perceived work related injury assuming that you have reporte it as such should be paid by the above stated insurance policy then in effect.

I suggest that you consult further with a worker's compensation attorney about the insurance question that you have written about and bring in all documents you have in hand for review concerning this perceived work related injury.


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