Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Injured workers who qualify for workers’ compensation benefits are entitled to do everything they can reasonably due to get healthy and stay well. This means employers must pay, through their insurance carrier or self-insurance the following:
The employer/carrier must give the employee a list of three physicians to choose from. The physicians must be doctors who can treat the injuries the employee has. The employee then chooses one doctor from this list. If the employer/carrier does not provide a list, the employee can select his own doctor.
Once the medical treatment starts, the patient cannot switch doctors without the approval of the employer/carrier or after a hearing. Your Virginia work injury attorney will explain when and how patients can switch doctors.
Workers must follow through with the recommended treatments. A failure to do this can result in benefits being cut off.
Virginia attorney Joe Miller fights for injured workers. He has helped thousands of injured workers get justice when workplace accidents happen. He works to help workers get the medical care they need and the lost wages they deserve. He knows the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation laws in Virginia because he has done this work for over a quarter century. Call attorney Joe Miller at 888-694-1671 or fill out his contact form for an appointment.