After a work injury, most people have questions about medical treatment. What doctor or clinic should I go to? Can I choose my own doctor? What is a qualified rehabilitation counselor (QRC)? It is important to remember that you are in control of your own medical treatment at all times. For reliable advice regarding your rights to medical treatment after a work injury, talk to a knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney.
At Atkinson Law Office, P.A. & Minnesota Disability, we are deeply familiar with the rights of injured workers, and we will make sure that your rights are intact throughout the life of your workers' compensation claim.
You Don't Have To Use Your Employer's Doctor
After a work injury, you have the right to be evaluated by a doctor of your choice, and you should do so within 60 days of the injury. Your employer or its insurance company might offer to set up a doctor appointment with its recommended physician. It is in your best interest to decline this offer, as this doctor is not independent and may not be neutral.
It is a physician's job to provide an unbiased analysis of your injury, including the cause of the injury or whether an existing injury was aggravated or accelerated by your activities at work.
Medical Test Or Treatment Denied?
It is important that your health insurance company complies with all necessary orders and requests by your doctor or specialist. This includes MRI tests, CAT scans, surgery and rehabilitation. If your insurance company has denied any medical test or treatment ordered by your physician, contact our lawyers immediately.
Contact Our Minnesota Workers' Compensation Attorneys
To schedule a free initial consultation, contact Atkinson Law Office, P.A. & Minnesota Disability at 651-964-6274. We can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service and are available to schedule consultations to meet at your convenience. If your injury prevents you from visiting our staff in the office, we are happy to make home, hospital and off-site consultations by appointment. We represent clients in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota.