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How to Stay in Control of Your Own Medical Care after a Virginia Work Accident Injury

Insurance companies want to minimize the amount of money that they pay for your medical expenses, and your employer wants you back at work as soon as possible. While neither the insurance adjuster nor your employer may wish you harm, they may prioritize their own needs above your own and influence the medical care that you receive if you, your family members, and your Culpeper workers’ compensation lawyer do not advocate for the care that you really need.

How to Advocate for Fair Medical Care

Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company is likely responsible for paying your medical costs, so long as you use a doctor that is on an approved list and follow the proper procedures for reporting your accident and resulting injuries. While the doctor that you use must be approved by your employer or employer’s workers’ compensation insurer, this does not mean that your employer or the insurance company gets to make the medical decisions. Instead, the decisions should be made by you and your doctor.

If there is a disagreement between your doctor and the insurance company or your employer, then it is important to protect your health by following the doctor’s orders and protecting your potential legal recovery by contacting an experienced Culpeper workplace injury attorney. You have the right to full and reasonable medical coverage as long as the injuries are related to your accident and the treatment is medically necessary.

Call a Culpeper Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today for Help

For more information, or for help protecting your medical recovery, please contact an experienced Virginia workers’ comp lawyer today at 540-825-6046 or 800-741-1012. Our Virginia workers comp attorneys will work hard to get you the medical care that you need and the just recovery that you deserve after a Virginia workplace accident injury.

Carl N. Lauer
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Carl has focused on representing injured persons in Virginia.Workers' Compensation Claims.