Gainesville, FL asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: I got approved for workers' comp benefits after receiving a medical evaluation. Now my employer wants a second doctor to

evaluate me. Could I lose my benefits if the second doctor finds my injury less severe than the first?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes you can if that doctor says the accident did not cause your injuries or there is no medical necessity for treatment. I think you need to get an attorney as soon as possible. Insurance company does not have a right to force you to go to a second opinion which is not an IME

Obviously they’re not satisfied and want to find a way to not provide you with benefits so in that type of situation especially I encourage in urge you to get representation.

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