I was injured on my job and used a company worker's compensation doctor who didn't provide adequate medical treatment so I demanded a different doctor Not related to my work, but a workers compensation doctor....My case worker was not happy and filed a Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation. What does this mean and do I need an attorney
A Notice of Controversion of Right to Compensation means that you have a Federal Longshore claim, not a State claim so you need to consult with an attorney familiar with your rights under the Longshore act.
There are very few attorneys, among those who handle workers compensation claims, who handle Federal Cases. Your best bet, may be to contact your state bar, and ask if they have a list of those practicing in that area. Best of luck to you.
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This falls under the Longshore Act and you should consult an attorney who specializes in those. Thankfully, there are several in your area.
Here is a link to the actual Act: http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-lhwca.htm
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