Assisting With Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits Issues
Sometimes it can seem like the workers’ compensation system is designed to delay treatment and payment to injured employees. Unfortunately, many people get so discouraged in dealing with the system that they take steps that end up hurting their case in the long run. This is why it is important to consult with an experienced workers comp attorney before you make any critical decisions.
Dealing With the Workers’ Comp Doctor
In Florida, getting medical benefits through the workers’ comp system means working with a doctor that was chosen for you by your insurance carrier. Unfortunately, you may not be happy with the diagnosis or treatment that doctor provides.
Yes, you have the right to change doctors one time. This change should be considered carefully. Your next doctor will also be selected by the insurance carrier and you may like that doctor even less. There are other alternatives that our attorneys can help you with. You should seek a consultation before using up your one time change.
Yes, you have the right to see your own doctor at your own expense, but that doctor’s assessment of your medical condition is not admissible in your case. In other words, seeing your own doctor will not help. We can show you other ways to get the medical treatment you need.