In a previous blog posting, I wrote about reporting a work injury to the employer. In this blog, I want to discuss what happens in a worker’s compensation claim immediately after the injured worker reports the injury to the employer.
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After over twenty-two years of practicing law in the worker's compensation field, there are questions which I am frequently asked. One of those questions is: "What happens after I'm hurt at work?" The first answer is obvious: Get medical attention!
Does the insurance company nurse have to go into your doctor’s appointment?
Frequently, I’m asked whether the insurance company nurse always gets to go into the examination room when the injured employee is seeing that employee’s treating doctor. Upon reporting an injury and seeking medical care, the workers compensation company may assign a nurse to “help” with the injured workers medical care. The managed care nurse usually is responsible for scheduling doctor or physical therapy appointments for the injured worker.