Our video topic for today is my doctor has included medical notes that are unrelated to my workers’ compensation injury. From this, I’m presuming that this individual treated with their workers’ compensation doctor prior to their workers’ compensation injury. The workers’ compensation doctor then included notes on past history. Are they allowed to do that?
Unfortunately, they are allowed to do that if, uh, if the workers’ compensation insurance carrier has a medical release signed off from you which they’re entitled to get. They’re able to obtain medical records as it relates to your work injury. Sometimes they’re a little overreaching. That’s why it’s always recommended that you speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney prior to signing any documents so that you understand what rights you, uh, are signing away and, uh, what rights you have to sign away depending upon the workers’ compensation claim, who you’re treating with, and, uh, the circumstances surrounding what the insurance company is attempting to obtain.
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