Alabama Workers Compensation Claim Medical Benefits

If you work in Alabama and have suffered a job injury at work, you are most likely entitled to benefits under Alabama's Workers' Comp Law (if you have questions as to whether you have a valid Alabama Workers Compensation claim, please read our blog " Alabama Workers Compensation Benefits-Do I have a Claim"). Part of your rights under our Workers' Compensation Law includes your medical treatment.

As we discussed in a previous blog, your employer's workers compensation insurance carrier has to pay for any and all medical treatment which are reasonable and necessary given your injuries. Having stated this, Alabama's Workers' Compensation Statute realizes that there may be times in which the injured worker is not satisfied with the treatment they are receiving from workers' compensation's physician. This is why our workers compensation law allows the injured worker to request a new authorized treating physician. This is done by requesting a Panel of Four Physicians. The workers' compensation insurance carrier picks 4 different physicians from 4 different facilities, and the injured worker can then choose one of the doctors to take over treatment for the work related injury. You may only request a Panel of Four once during the normal pendency of your workers comp claim (you may also request a surgical Panel of Four is surgery has been recommended).

Since the injured worker only has one shot at picking a new authorized treating physician, requesting a Panel of Four is not something to be done on the spur of the moment. Moreover, most injured workers do not have any knowledge about the physicians on their Panel of Four and they are hesitant to make an uninformed choice. An experienced Work Injury lawyer can be invaluable in helping you choose the best physician for you given your injury and where in Alabama you live.

The Alabama Work Injury lawyers at Powell and Denny have over 40 years combined experience handling work place injuries and in dealing with the physicians used by the various workers' compensation insurance companies. If you are dissatisfied with your treating physician and have questions about what your next step should be, the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to help.

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The Alabama Job Injury attorneys at Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers throughout Alabama, from cities and towns such as: Athens, Decatur, Trinity, Hartselle, Madison, Toney, Scottsboro, Stevenson, Guntersville, Albertville, Arab, Holly Pond, Cullman, Hanceville, Oneonta, Leeds, Tarrant City, Center Point, Fairfield, Hueytown, Bessemer, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook Alabaster, Helena, Pelham, Hoover, Alexander City, Sylacauga, Phenix City, Evergreen, Selma, Monroeville, Andalusia, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, West Point, Adamsville, Gardendale, Fultondale, Graysville, Adamsville, Pell City, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Cottondale and in between.

Alabama Workers Compensation Claim Medical Benefits