If the insurance company is currently denying your Minnesota workers’ compensation claim, it is still very important for your case that you seek medical care. If you don’t seek medical treatment the insurance company will use that against you and claim that you have completely recovered from your injury and therefore you are not entitled to ongoing benefits. The reality is many injured workers with denied work comp claims do not treat despite ongoing issues because they are worried about paying for medical care or treatment.
If you have private health insurance, then you should run your medical care or treatment through that health insurance. Your private health insurance will then have a subrogation interest in your Minnesota workers’ compensation case. The courts refer to entities that have a financial interest in your case as intervenors. Attorneys have an obligation to put them on notice or to let them know that depending on the success of your work comp claim they may be able to be paid back.