Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (24) What do I do if Comp Denied my Medical Treatment?
In Alabama, the law is clear: the employer (their workers compensation carrier actually) shall pay for any and all reasonably necessary medical treatment. What happens these days is that the workers compensation insurance carrier will send some of your records to another doctor (generally in another State), pay for their services and ask them to opine whether the treatment that was recommended is really needed. The carrier will not explain Alabama law to their paid doctor, and not surprisingly this doctor will often say that the expensive treatment is not needed, leaving the injured worker high and dry.
At this point, we file suit and take the question straight to the court, and while no one knows what tomorrow may bring, thus far no court has ruled against us when we ask that they order the insurance carrier to pay for the recommended treatment, because our judges know the law-we make sure of it.
If the doctor the workers compensation insurance carrier has told you to see has recommended some treatment, but he insurance company writes to tell you that you really don’t need the treatment-don’t accept it. Call an experienced Alabama Workers Compensation attorney at Powell and Denny.
If you live in Alabama and are having difficulty getting your workers’ compensation benefits or having medical treatment authorized, don’t give up-contact one of the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny today.
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