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Physician choice crucial to work comp claimants

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I had this scenario arise at a deposition this morning:

My client is suffering from bi-lateral (both hands) carpal tunnel. So far her claim has been paid, but now she needs surgery. However she doesn’t want to have surgery because she has heard the surgeon has had bad results with others and she feels the doctor is too deferential to her employer — a major employer in a smallish community.  Her current surgeon was referred to her by her family doctor.

Employers and insurers know doctor choice is important, which is why they often try to steer their injured workers towards doctor’s known to be friendly towards employers/insurers.

So is my client forced to chose between not treating her wrist injuries or being treated by a doctor she doesn’t trust? Continue reading

The offices of Rehm, Bennett, Moore & Rehm, which also sponsors the Trucker Lawyers website, are located in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. Five attorneys represent plaintiffs in workers’ compensation, personal injury, employment and Social Security disability claims. The firm’s lawyers have combined experience of more than 95 years of practice representing injured workers and truck drivers in Nebraska, Iowa and other states with Nebraska and Iowa jurisdiction. The lawyers regularly represent hurt truck drivers and often sue Crete Carrier Corporation, K&B Trucking, Werner Enterprises, UPS, and FedEx. Lawyers in the firm hold licenses in Nebraska and Iowa and are active in groups such as the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA), and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). We have the knowledge, experience and toughness to win rightful compensation for people who have been injured or mistreated.

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