Getting The Most Out Of Your Medical Benefits
Workers in Georgia injured on the job, or who are diagnosed with an illness or disability directly linked to work-related activities are entitled to receive paid medical care from a licensed health care professional listed on the approved workers’ compensation provider list. Getting immediate treatment for an injury is not often a problem. However, the physicians on the list are under pressure by the insurance company to declare the worker fit to return to work as quickly as possible, and that is where disputes often arise.
Physicians are required to “sign off” on a form stating that the injured worker has reached what is referred to as full-duty, at which point the injured worker is required to return to work at full capacity or loose income benefits. Many injured workers don’t realize, however, that they have the right to seek a second opinion from another doctor or change to a different doctor on the approved panel.
If you live in Glynn County or nearby county in South Georgia and have found yourself at odds with your employer about receiving the paid medical benefits you are entitled to for your work-related injury, disease or disability, call my office. I am workers’ compensation lawyer Steven Morgan. My job as your attorney will be to fight aggressively to help you get the full medical benefits you are entitled to — not only emergency treatment following the accident, but also ongoing care for follow up visits, physical therapy and medications required to treat pain and immobility, as needed.
What If Your Claim Is Denied?
I often don’t hear from an injured worker until his or her claim for medical treatment has been denied or because he or she has been ordered to return to work too soon. This can have a significant impact on income benefits, as well. No matter where you are in the claims process, I will take over your claim. If necessary, we can file a request for hearing to begin an administrative process to present strong evidence in your favor.