The workers compensation doctor says that I should have surgery, but my employer utilized some type of independent medical doctor, who spent not even five minutes with me, wrote a letter and recommended that the workers compensation carrier not pay for the surgery. I need to get this surgery. What am I supposed to do now?
Answer: If your treating doctor has a good reason for recommending the surgery and is strong on all the underlying opinions, i.e. that your injuries and necessity for your surgery stem from the work accident, then it is likely that the Commission will pay more attention to your treating doctor than a doctor whom you only saw you one time, or who may have never seen you.
That being said, you may have to head to a hearing in Order to force your employer to listen to your treating doctor. We can assist you with this.