912-208-2992, www.TyWilsonLaw.com Savannah work injury lawyer Ty Wilson discusses if you can use your own doctor for your Savannah workers comp claim. This is for information purposes it is ALWAYS recommended that you speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney for specific answers to your specific claim.
Hello. My name is Ty Wilson. I'm a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney practicing law in the State of Georgia. And our video topic for today is:
Can I choose to go see my own doctor if I’ve been injured on the job?
The short answer on that is—that it depends. It depends a lot on what your employer has in place. Your employer, if he/she is subject to the act, they are required to provide what is called a posted panel of physicians where a list of medical providers that you can treat with if you’re injured on the job. If they do not have this in place, there is a possibility that you can see the doctors you wish to see. However, it would be important that the doctors also accept patients from the workers’ compensation system.
Workers’ compensation does not pay what you would pay out of your pocket. And therefore, they pay a reduced rate and some doctors are not willing to take on the reduced rate fees provided by the fee schedule of the workers’ compensation act.
It is a highly technical matter. If you have any questions, it is highly recommended that you speak to a Georgia worker’s compensation attorney promptly as control of your medical care is critical in a workers’ compensation claim.
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