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Can I see my own doctor if I file a workers' comp claim?

When a Montana worker is injured on the job, he or she has the right to collect workers' compensation benefits. One question many injured employees have is whether they can go to their own doctor for treatment after a work-related injury. Unfortunately, in Montana, the worker does not have a say in what doctor they see for ongoing treatment.

Accident investigation looks into fatal motorcycle crash in MT

Throughout Montana, motorcycles are a frequent sight on the roadways. While the majority of drivers of conventional vehicles and motorcyclists will generally share the road safely, there is a constant threat of a crash causing severe injuries and fatalities. Any car accident can cause damage, but when there is a motorcycle accident, the rider and any passenger that might also be on the motorcycle is in serious jeopardy due to the inherent vulnerability of the motorcyclist. Those who are injured or the families who have lost a loved one need to know how to seek compensation after a motorcycle crash.

How can railroad workers claim work injury benefits?

Railroad work is much safer than it was decades ago. But a railroad track or rail yard is still a very dangerous place to work. Moving rail cars and locomotives can injure or kill anyone who gets in their path. Railroad workers can also fall victim to many of the injuries that occur in other workplaces, including falls, repetitive stress and occupational disease.

Helping injured Montanans navigate the insurance maze

In many personal injury cases in Montana, an insurance company is on the hook to pay all or a portion of the injured person's damages. Unless the negligent party who caused the accident is a large corporation or a wealthy individual, insurance is often the only realistic source of compensation for the victim's injuries. As a result, experienced personal injury lawyers spend a lot of time dealing with insurance issues and negotiating with insurance companies.

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