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Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers I want a new doctor

Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers I want a new doctor

Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers I want a new doctor: A question our attorneys have dealt with many times though the years presents itself when an injured worker does not like or trust the doctor workers compensation has told them to see for treatment of their job injury. They want to know if there is anything they can do to get another doctor to examine and treat them. Fortunately, the answer is yes.

Alabama's Workers' Compensation law realizes that there will be times in which an injured worker is not happy with the doctor workers compensation has told them to see. Perhaps the doctor is just not listening to their complaints; or the treatment is not helping; or they have come to believe that the company doctor has the insurance company's best interest in mind rather than theirs. Whatever the reason, our workers compensation law allows the injured worker to request a new treating physician. This is done by requesting a Panel of Four Physicians. The workers' compensation insurance carrier picks 4 different physicians from 4 different facilities, and the injured worker can then choose one of the doctors to take over treatment for their job related injury. You may only request a Panel of Four once during the normal pendency of your workers comp claim (you may also request a surgical Panel of Four is surgery has been recommended).

Since the injured worker only has one chance at picking a new treating physician, requesting a Panel of Four is not something to be done without thought; but unfortunately, most injured workers do not have any knowledge about the physicians on their Panel of Four or of any predispositions they may have with workers compensation claims. An experienced Workers Compensation lawyer is, at times like this, invaluable in helping you choose the best physician for you given your injury and where in Alabama you live.

If you live or work in the greater Birmingham region*, you were hurt at work and you have any questions about your rights under Alabama's Workers Compensation laws, don't hesitate to CONTACT the experienced Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny.

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Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers I want a new doctor

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