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Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorney – Do I have to have a nurse case manager come in with me on all of my doctor’s visits?

There are specific rules as they apply to nurse case managers.

So why would you want to fire a nurse case manager if you are able.  Well it may not be for what you see.  What I mean is the nurse case manager is paid by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.  Their job is to initiate medical care and return you back to work as quickly as possible.  Now there is nothing wrong with that in theory.  In reality we have had clients complain that the doctor returned them to work before they were physically able and it eventually caused a worse injury.

If your injury is minor then clearly it does not matter if you have one or not.  However if you have a serious back injury and are being rushed back to work in a light duty capacity and are not physically ready you can re-injure yourself.  However if you refused to return to work all medical care and income benefits can be suspended.  So in order to avoid any issues you will want to speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney for specifics on your claim.

In some cases you can terminate their services and they will not be allowed to go in and talk to the doctor about your medical condition. In other cases, you may not be able to terminate them but you can restrict their access to your doctor without your presents. If you have specific questions about this topic it is important that you contact a Georgia workers compensation attorney immediately.

Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney who practices in Savannah and Atlanta.  Ty offers free special reports written to help educate injured working on the often unfamiliar world they have been placed in due to an on the job injury.  Call Savannah 912-508-4711 or Atlanta 770-948-5454.

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