When you're injured at work, the insurance company is responsible for providing all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for treatment of the work-related injury. If there are complications, the insurance company must pay for the treatment of that as well.This includes complications from the injury and/or complications from the treatment.
Some of the complications which have been litigated include infections, diverticulitis and nerve injuries caused by surgery.
The complications will be treated as the work-injury is treated. Not only must the insurance company pay for medical treatment of the complications, it must also pay for time loss as the result of the complications and for transportation to and from treatment. If the complications contribute to an inability to return to the injured employee's job, then it may be grounds to seek reemployment benefits as well.
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