“Compensable” claims entitle you to reasonable and necessary treatment to cure or relieve the effects of the work injury.  This is a frequent area of litigation.  However, reasonable and necessary is subject to interpretation and debate.  Sometimes you can’t work because of your injury. You need the Authorized Treating Physician to provide you with a work excuse.  The excuse must state “totally disabled.” If you are off work as a result of your work injury you  may be entitled to weekly monetary benefits called weekly income benefits.