Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Forced to see another doctor

Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Forced to see another doctor: If you have suffered a serious injury and are receiving costly treatment from your treating physician, chances are that at some point you will be contacted by workers comp and told that you have to see another doctor (called an independent medical examination or IME). It is not because the doctor caring for you has done anything wrong, but because comp doesn't like paying the medical bills associated with your treatment. So, what are your rights when workers comp tries to force you to see another doctor?

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 Huntsville, Alabama (or anywhere in the Madison County area), you have suffered a job injury and out of nowhere the workers compensation insurance carrier has contacted you and is trying to force you to see some other doctor, don't hesitate to contact the experienced Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyers at POWELL AND DENNY. We will work hard to help you achieve the best result possible in your case.

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Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Forced to see another doctor