On a workman comp case do I need an attorney to help me get to insurance company to close out my medical?
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A WC Attorney is the cleanest path from here to there. It will be worth the money to avoid the aggravation and runaround.
I represent Employers, but I can recommend Worker Attorneys in So Cal if you ask.
Workers Compensation in Tennessee is a creature of statute, in other words, our State Legislature in their infinite wisdom have created it. There are many pitfalls that you can become a victim of in comp cases if you handle it yourself. I would strongly encourage you to contact a workers compensation attorney to assist you. Most Comp. attorneys will offer a free consultation and the time you spend speaking with an attorney could save you both time, irritation and money.
In workers compensation cases, the settlement agreement is usually very specific about what future medical treatment is allowed and what is not allowed.
The attorney who previously represented you should be able to review the settlement paperwork and advise you on what future medical treatment is allowed in your case. If your lawyer believes that the treatment you are seeking is included, he or she can get involved to ensure that you receive the treatment you need.
I wouldn't waste all of that time trying to convince the insurance adjuster - just call your lawyer and let him or her know what's going on.
If for some reason, you didn't have a lawyer for the settlement, then you will need to hire one to review that paperwork and advise you on what rights you have. Good luck!