Getting Physical Therapy Paid For By Workers Compensation

Physical therapy, or PT for short, is a fairly common treatment ordered by doctors.   Doctors prescribe physical therapy as medical treatment for many different types of injuries that occur at work. It is one of the most common types of medical treatment in a workers compensation claim.  Sometimes, your doctor will order physical therapy […]

Getting My Workers Compensation MRI Scheduled

Even when your authorized treating physician orders an MRI, you may have difficulty getting the workers compensation insurance company to approve it

Your doctor ordered an MRI to diagnose your injury.  But, the workers compensation insurance company has not authorized the MRI. So, you are stuck in limbo because you cannot get better until the doctor can get the test and diagnose your injury.  What do you? Unfortunately, I hear about these problems much more often than […]

New 2017 GA Workers Compensation Medical Treatment Rules

The Form WC-PMT provides an option for overcoming the insurance company's delay and denial of your medical treatment

Georgia’s injured workers too often cannot receive timely medical treatment for their work injuries.  When your treating doctor recommends certain medical treatment, you should not have to wait months or longer to get that treatment. Unfortunately, insurance companies have taken advantage of a system which allows them to delay and deny workers compensation medical treatment. […]

Can Workers Compensation Deny My Medical Treatment?

The workers compensation insurance company's denial of medical treatment often prevents you from getting the treatment you need

I talk to many people who have suffered injuries at work.  Most people who call me have had difficulty getting the workers compensation medical treatment they need. Often, the insurance company has denied some or all of their medical treatment.  Medical treatment is one of the primary benefits provided in a workers’ compensation case. Basically, […]

Scheduling a Workers Compensation Doctors Appointment

You may find it difficult to schedule a workers compensation doctors appointment after your injury

You would think that scheduling a workers compensation doctors appointment would be pretty easy.  After all, you just call and schedule an appointment to see the doctor when you get sick. Unfortunately, the Georgia workers compensation system makes it a little harder than just using your health insurance.  Before we talk about that further, I […]

Talking to the Workers Compensation Doctor

To get good medical treatment, you need to be able to discuss your injury with your workers compensation doctor

If you have suffered an injury at work, you probably want to get the medical treatment you need to recover.  A good doctor will provide you with that treatment.  But workers’ compensation is complicated.  To make sure you get the medical treatment you need, you must talk to the workers’ compensation doctor about your injury. […]

Beating Insurance Company Medical Treatment Denials

Workers' compensation insurance company medical treatment denials can make it difficult to recover from an injury

Probably the most common reason people call me is medical treatment denials.  These denials come in several forms: An actual denial – “We are denying payment for your surgery.” A partial denial – “We will approve your medical treatment but you have to have it with a different medical provider.” A medical delay – “We […]

New Medical Treatment Delay Tactics

Many people are frustrated with medical treatment delay tactics used by workers' compensation insurance companies

You need to get medical treatment quickly for your work injury.  Georgia changed its workers’ compensation law a few years ago.  This change placed a limit on an insurance company’s responsibility for medical treatment in a workers’ compensation case.  Now, insurance companies only have to pay for medical treatment for 400 weeks from the date of […]

When the Insurance Company Denies Workers Compensation Benefits

Find out what to do when the insurance company denies workers compensation benefits

Why do workers’ compensation insurance companies deny you the weekly benefits and medical treatment you need? There are many answers to that question, but one likely answer is that they believe it is in their financial best interests to do so.  Paying you benefits costs the insurance company money.  If the insurance company pays less […]