Workers' Compensation: Medical Treatment
When you’ve been injured on the job, one of the first and most important issues you face is getting medical treatment for your injuries. Unfortunately, work comp has made what should be a simple procedure into a contentious and convoluted mess.
Where should I go to obtain treatment?
In Kentucky, you have the right to choose your own physician. This is a closely guarded secret that most workers’ compensation carriers work hard to keep from you. Why? Because the company doctors they’re sending you to are paid to treat as little as possible and to send you back to work regardless of your physical condition. The bottom line: these clinics are there to save workers’ comp money at the expense of your well being.
If you have a family doctor of primary care physician, that’s normally a good place to start. But be careful – if your employer or work comp carrier participates in a managed care plan (MCN), you’ll have to choose a physician within their network.
How can Justice Law help me?
Each year, we help hundreds of people with workers’ compensation claims from all over Kentucky. We work with physicians in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown and Covington on a regular basis. We know which physicians will work well with your workers’ comp and who won’t. We work with the insurance companies to make sure you have the opportunity to exercise your right of choice to obtain the best treatment available. Don’t let the insurance company tell you where you can get treatment – this your health and well being. Take control of it.