Maybe. This is often referred to as subrogation. Regardless, there are almost always steps that can be taken to reduce and often convince your own insurance carrier to reduce or waive their subrogation interest. We have saved our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars that would otherwise be taken out of their settlement by negotiating down medical payments subrogation.
If an injured worker, employer, or insurer is looking to determine which insurance carrier provided coverage during a certain time period, this information may be accessed on the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court's website using the "Coverage Lookup" tab. The party seeking the information will need the Employer Name and/or Federal Employer Identification Number and the coverage/injury/illness date.