Can I select my doctor and receive reimbursement for the visits under workers comp?

By: Admin

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Often clients will ask us the question “Can I select my doctor and receive reimbursement for the visits under workers comp?” The answer in most cases is “No” as the law provides that only care authorized by your employer or the insurance company will be paid under most circumstances.

There are very limited situations where you can make your employer or the insurance company pay for you to go to your own doctor. One potential case is if your employer or the insurance company refuses to provide you with any care. At that time, you may then be able to go to a doctor of your choice and have your employer or the insurance provider reimburse you. Before you can do so, you should confirm in writing that you have been denied care so that your employer and the insurance company cannot claim that you never requested it.  A judge cannot order your employer to pay you back if you didn’t initially ask for care from your employer first.

If you have any  questions about this topic or any other matters, please call one of the attorneys at Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre at 407-841-7699. For additional resources, keep checking our blog, LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more helpful hints and to always be informed about your rights or to reach out to personal injury lawyers.

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Al is a very professional and helpful attorney. I have never dealt with another disability attorney however, after hearing the nightmares of some of my friends who have filed and been denied, I rate him #1 as an attorney and new friend. Al was aware of my needs and was always there for us during the filing process. We were impressed with Al’s memory when it came to our case as well as the government requirements and the filing process. When it was time to go before the judge, he was very professional and knowledgeable of my case.

– Becky

Al represented me in a W.C. case that lasted 19 years and in all that time he and his staff handled everything with caring and professionalism, always staying in touch and ensuring I followed the requirements to see my case to a great conclusion. He would call often to check on my progress and condition showing true care and compassion!

– Harold