My claim is accepted because they paid my bills – right?
Not necessarily. It is common practice in Oregon for a workers’ compensation insurer to pay “interim medical benefits” while it reviews your claim. This enables you to seek immediate medical attention for your injury. But the insurer still has 14 days under the law to deny your claim and revoke any interim medical benefits. If that happens, you (or your private health insurance company) may be held responsible for any medical costs already incurred.