Under the workers' compensation law in most states, medical expenses incurred as a result of a work-related injury should be paid by the employer. State laws vary as to the authorization required for reimbursement of medical expenses. Generally, all expenses incurred by the employer's physician, or any medical care rendered at the request of the employer, are covered by workers' compensation. In addition, other necessary and reasonable medical care and treatment received as a result of a work-related injury should be covered. However, you should consult an attorney familiar with the workers' compensation law in your state to determine what, if any, prerequisites (pree-RECK-wih-zits) need to be met before incurring further medical expenses. For more information on workers' compensation, contact a qualified attorney.