In Minnesota, whether or not surgery increases a workers’ compensation settlement will depend on the specific circumstances of the case. It is important that you contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help you navigate the workers’ compensation process, ensuring your rights are protected.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover medical expenses, wage loss, and other related costs that result from a work-related injury or illness. If surgery is necessary to treat the injury or illness, then the cost of the surgery and related medical expenses may be covered by workers’ compensation.
However, the fact that surgery was performed does not automatically increase the settlement amount. The settlement amount will depend on factors such as the severity of the injury, the extent of the medical treatment required, and the impact of the injury on the worker’s ability to work and earn a living.
If the injury is severe and the worker is unable to return to work or is limited in their ability to work, then the settlement amount may be higher. In addition, if the surgery or medical treatment results in permanent impairment or disability, then the settlement may also be increased to reflect the ongoing impact of the injury on the worker’s life and ability to earn a living.
Ultimately, the settlement amount in a workers’ compensation case will be determined by a number of factors, including the specific details of the injury, the medical treatment required, and the impact of the injury on the worker’s life and ability to work.
The attorneys at Harvey & Carpenter have over 50 years of experience handling complex workers’ compensation claims. Visit our website at www.katolaw.com or Contact Harvey & Carpenter at 507-779-7529 for a free consultation to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for your work-related injury or illness.