Choosing Your Own Doctor and Workers’ Compensation
Our Montana workers’ compensation attorney explains the rules and regulations
Many people hurt at work in Montana want to know if they can choose their own doctor and still receive workers’ compensation benefits. As you might expect, the answer to this question is not as simple as you think. That’s why it’s important to talk with an experienced, Montana workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible.
We can explain all your options and exactly how the system works in Montana. That’s because Braukmann Law, PLLC has years of experience handling complex workers’ compensation claims throughout the state. Wherever you live, we’ll drive to you and meet to discuss your case. We go the extra mile at Braukmann Law.
Can you choose your own doctor when receiving workers’ compensation?
The short answer to this question – yes and no. Yes, you can choose your doctor for your initial medical treatment, but your employer’s insurance company can then choose a different doctor if they want to do so for subsequent medical treatment.
Some insurance companies regularly work with the same doctor to treat injured employees. While doctors should be impartial and advocate for the best possible treatment for you, some physicians seem to care more about insurance company profits than your personal health.
Another common complaint – your employer’s insurance company’s claims you’re not seriously injured and ready to return to work, even though you know you still need more time to recover from your workplace injury. We can help you demand the care you want and the time to heal.
How a workers’ compensation lawyer can help you with your case
Information is power. When you have the facts on your side, you often have an easier time getting the things you want. This is especially true when it comes to demanding to be treated by your own doctor if you have been hurt on the job.
We understand how the system works. That’s why our law firm has a full-time nurse on staff. Our nurse can examine your medical records and make sure you’re receiving the proper care. If you don’t think you are, we can serve as your advocate to receive the care you want and deserve.
Our law firm has extensive experience handling a wide range of workplace accidents in Montana. In particular, we regularly work with people hurt in truck driver delivery accidents, construction accidents, oil rig accidents and cases involving injured firefighters.
Workers’ compensation cases involving choosing your own doctor can be complicated. Choosing your Montana workers’ compensation lawyer should be simple. Discover what Braukmann Law, PLLC can do for you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today. We handle cases statewide. Wherever you live, we’ll go the extra mile to work with you.