Changing Your Doctor in a Workers’ Compensation Claim
In North Carolina, an emergency room visit will be covered if your injury requires emergency care. The workers' compensation insurance company is obligated to pay for your treatment. That also gives them the right, within limits, to select which doctors will treat you. Most doctors will put your interests first. It is important to try to get along with your doctor. Be certain to show up on time for all of your appointments. Be sure to fill your prescriptions. Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed. When talking to your doctor, never exaggerate your problems, but be sure to thoroughly describe all of your symptoms.
If you have a major conflict with the doctor you have been assigned or you feel there is some need for additional or different medical treatment, you must obtain the approval of the workers' compensation carrier before you change doctors. If the workers’ comp adjuster is unreasonable and refuses, we can help you file a Motion for Change of Physician with the NC Industrial Commission. The Industrial Commission has the last word as to what treatment you receive.
Legal Help for a Medical Provider Dispute During Your Workers’ Comp Claim
If you have questions about changing your doctor during your workers’ compensation claim, contact the North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers at Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. You can call us at 919.277.0161 or contact us online.
This article regarding changing your doctor during your workers’ compensation claim in a North Carolina workers’ compensation cases is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC, that has experience in these matters, if you have a workers’ compensation claim and need help changing your doctor.