ND Workforce safety is the agency that has the authority to process state workers' comp claims, so you must have a workers' comp claim pending.
If your injury was sustained in ND, you must normally use ND workers' comp physicians unless you can locate an out of state physician to accept payments from ND workers' comp, which is unlikely.
Once your condition stabilizes, you would normally be sent to a WC physician to be evaluated for any permanent disability
you have experienced. They will typically provide a rating of your permanent disability stated as a percentage. This percentage will normally guide your attorney in determining a reasonable amount for which you may settle your claim for permanent disability, which includes compensation for future medical.
It is important to retain a local WC attorney to represent you in this matter on a contingency fee basis, so there is no fee unless they prevail on your behalf. Among many other things, they can ensure your rating for permanent disability is done fairly so your settlement is not based on an artificially low rating, meaning you would receive significantly less compensation for your injury.
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