Birmingham Job Injury Lawyer What Are My Rights I like my doctor

Birmingham Job Injury Lawyer What Are My Rights when I like my doctor but comp tells me that I have to see another doctor? Just as there will be cases where the injured worker does not believe the company doctor has their best interest at heart, there are also many cases where the injured worker likes their treating doctor, but workers comp doesn't like what they are doing, so comp tries to force the injured worker to see another doctor (called an independent medical examination or IME). What are your rights when this happens?

If surgery has been requested, then the workers compensation carrier has a right to have you see another physician (as do you if you wish to have a second opinion). In this situation, if the treating doctor has recommended surgery and you agree with their diagnosis, then even if the IME physician gives another opinion, chances are that the judge in your case will side with the doctor who has actually seen and treated you. If surgery is not an issue, then you are under no obligation to see attend an independent medical examination and we strongly recommend that you do not see the IME doctor, as the comp carrier is most likely only trying to create some uncertainty in your case so they can use it to their advantage. Make no mistake, the workers compensation insurance carrier is not wanting you to see another doctor because they believe it is in your best interest.

If you work in the Metro Birmingham AL region* and you have been told by workers comp that an IME has been scheduled and that you have to attend, please call the experienced Birmingham Job Injury lawyers at POWELL AND DENNY before doing anything.

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Birmingham Job Injury Lawyer What Are My Rights I like my doctor

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