Q: I had a work injury and WC continues to deny the MRI I need. Will using personal insurance for MRI complicate anything?
I informed my doctor that it was a work injury and that it kept getting denied.
A: Depending on the time frame of the denial, you may be able to appeal the denial to the industrial commission. I would speak quickly with a Workers' Compensation attorney (there are many), to discuss your options. You could use personal insurance, however it can muddy the waters quite a bit for other parts of your claim.
Workers' Compensation claims move quickly once started and if you miss an appeal you may be out of luck. It is always worthwhile to have an attorney managing the claim so that if there is an issue like this, it can be dealt with in a timely manner.
Best of luck to you.
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