Birmingham Job Injury Lawyer What Are My Rights I don't like the doctor

Birmingham Job Injury Lawyer What Are My Rights if I don't like the doctor I am sent to see? As we have previously pointed out, except for certain circumstances, if you were hurt at work, you have to see the doctor the workers compensation insurance carrier sends you to; but what if you just don't like the company doctor?

The Alabama Workers Compensation Statute realizes that there may be times when you may not be satisfied that the company doctor really has your best interest at heart, and that you may wish to see another doctor. That is why our system allows the injured worker to request a new treating physician once (twice is surgery is an issue) during the pendency of their workers compensation claim. This is done by requesting a Panel of Four Physicians; from this panel drawn up by the insurance carrier, you are allowed to pick one to act as your new authorized treating physician.

Since your right to use a Panel of Four is so limited, it is not something to be used at the drop of a hat. Additionally, unless you work in the medical field, you probably do not know anything about the doctors provided in the panel. What is their reputation with regard to workers compensation cases? Is the doctor qualified to deal with your specific injury? These are extremely important questions which should be dealt with before choosing a new doctor.

The experienced Birmingham Job Injury lawyers at Powell and Denny each have over 20 years of experience handling workers compensation cases used by the various workers compensation carriers throughout Alabama, and we will use our knowledge to help you choose the doctor that is best for you given your facts. If you are dealing with a Birmingham Job Injury claim and are not pleased with the treatment the workers comp doctor is giving you, don't give up!  Contact
the experienced workers compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny.

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Birmingham Job Injury Lawyer What Are My Rights I don't like the doctor

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