5 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Workers Compensation Claim
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When visiting the company doctor after a workplace injury, you may rightly question if they have your best interest in mind. Call our South Carolina office.
Am I required to see the company doctor after a work-related injury?
Recently, someone from South Carolina called me and said, “I’m receiving benefits, but my employer keeps sending me to this doctor that won’t spend any time with me, won’t order the right test, and doesn’t want to listen to me. I’m tired of that. Do I have to keep seeing this doctor?”
Under South Carolina law, when the employer has accepted your claim, they have the right to direct your medical care. You need your workers’ compensation checks, so you’re going to have to go to their doctor. Nevertheless, you also have a right to get independent medical exams from doctors of your choice.
However, in order to really know what doctor you should see, you need an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney advising you that understands the different philosophies and political beliefs that doctors hold. You don’t need to go to another doctor that you don’t know anything about only to find that doctor has the same belief about people injured on the job as the other doctor that the company sent you to. You don’t need to let the company send you to another doctor who’s on their side philosophically and tell you that’s your second opinion.
You need an attorney to check that out for you so that you know what you’re really getting into. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney in South Carolina will know what doctors are going to treat you fair that are actually going to listen to you, that are willing to order the right test, that are willing to say that you have an impairment, and that you have a rating, and that you have restrictions even if it’s going to cause the company to become upset with that or have to pay the kind of money that they really are supposed to pay in the first place. You need that kind of doctor.
We know who those doctors are. Let us send you to those doctors and build your case. Call our office and let us fight for you.
Were you or a loved one hurt on the job in South Carolina and have questions about visiting the company doctor after a workplace injury? Contact experienced South Carolina worker’ compensation lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We will fight for you and your family.
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