Workers’ Compensation & Choosing A Doctor: What Are Your Rights?
One of the most important rights you have as an injured worker in Mississippi is the choice of which doctor will treat you for your on the job injury. Often insurance companies will direct you to physicians who are notorious for being more interested in making money from dealing with Employers and insurance companies instead of physicians focused on making you better. Many insurance companies will tell injured workers they are required to go to a certain doctor or that you have to “treat within their network.” This is simply not true. Mississippi Workers’ Compensation law allows for you to treat with the physician you choose, not the insurance company’s choice. There are some limitations to that right and if you feel like your doctor is more worried about making the case manager or your Employer happy instead of getting you better you should contact a lawyer immediately, the sooner the better.
Having an attorney knowledgeable with the Workers’ Compensation system and familiar with the physicians can not only affect your case, but the rest of your life. Know your rights. If you or a loved one has suffered an on the job injury call Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. today by dialing 601-948-8005 or by using our website’s live chat feature.