Jurisdiction: Dispute

Applegate v. Liberty Northwest Ins. [10/9/02] 2002 MTWCC 45 While an insurer may refuse auxiliary benefits, such refusal may be disputed by the claimant, in which case the dispute may be mediated and thereafter resolved by the Workers' Compensation Court.
Liberty Northwest Ins. Corp, v. Nancy Petak [3/4/98] 1998 MTWCC 21 WCC has jurisdiction over dispute between medical provider, claimant, and insurer regarding whether attorneys fees are properly paid out of medical benefits obtained through the efforts of the attorney. With a few exceptions not relevant here, the WCC has broad jurisdiction over matters arising under the WCA, including matters which do not directly involve but affect benefits. The distribution of benefits under the WCA falls under the Court's jurisdiction.