Montana Workers Compensation Law

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Montana Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? Yes

Numerical Exceptions: None.

Choice of Physician: Employee initially chooses the physician. Upon referral to a certified managed care plan, the MCO chooses the physician.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 32 hours (to take into consideration shift work) or 4 days loss of wages, whichever is less.

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? No provision.

Attorney Fees Permitted: 20% - 25%, rule

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