Q: My workman’s comp examiner is requesting a doctors notice stating how much time I will be out out in order to approve
An extension to continue payments. The QME ordered further treatment and recommended I see a pain management Dr which I’m not scheduled to see until Feb 22. The doctors notice is due by December 22. If not received I will lose my benefits and my job. What can I do
A: hire an experienced work comp attorney to represent you. it costs nothing out of your pocket and fees are limited to no more than 15% of the settlement amount and generally no fees are taking on your TTD (wage loss payments). if you want to control your case rather than the claims adjuster, hire a workers compensation attorney. right now you are acting as your own attorney and have no idea how to assert your rights and take the control you should. you need to get to a good patient advocate doctor asap to continue your disability benefits, not 2/22/23. there is so much more ways they can cheat you, you have no idea about. so your choice is hire an attorney to secure your rights or lose them. after 30 years of work comp practice, this is my opinion.
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