When you have been injured at work and the doctor you were sent to by your employer says that you are not greatly injured and you should return to work but you disagree it is important to obtain the help of a Workers Compensation Lawyer to make sure that you can get the medical treatment you need.
While the default state is that your employer must provide and pay for all necessary medical treatment, it is not uncommon that they will send you to a doctor that is favorable to them and will send you back to work early or without the necessary treatment. In that situation your Workers Compensation Lawyer may advise that you use your own insurance to obtain the treatment from doctors of you choosing. However, most doctors will not see you if they know that the injury stems from a Workers Compensation case and you are seeking treatment on your own. When that is the case your Workers Compensation Lawyer can help you obtain the treatment by getting a denial letter from the employer that states that the employer denies any accident or injury related to Workers Compensation.
The issue in this situation is that it may be necessary to reimburse your insurer for the payments they made in relation to your medical treatment. As such, it is important to send any information you receive from your insurer, which relates to a lien or subrogation, to your Workers Compensation Lawyer as soon as possible. This will allow your Workers Compensation Lawyer to obtain payment from the employer for your medical bills, so that you do not have to use your settlement monies to pay the medical bills.
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