What To Consider When Your MPN Doctor Won’t Treat All Your Work Injuries
Imagine you get hurt on the job and your employer sends you to see a doctor from the insurance company Medical Provider Network (MPN). The doctors are supposed to provide treatment for ALL of your injuries, right? But what if they don’t? For example, what if the doctor politely ignores the “minor” injuries, or refuses to send you to a specialist? Even when a doctor wants to do the right thing, sometimes the insurance company refuses to authorize treatment that the doctor wants to heal you.
If you are faced with this situation, don’t worry, there are steps you can take.
Document In Writing The Treatment Failures
First, don’t keep these issues to yourself. You want to get healed and get back to work. Documenting the treatment failures will get everything out in the open so the issues can be addressed. It’s easy to ignore phone calls from you, so if a call doesn’t work, consider a fax or email so there is proof you tried to get the issues solved.
Ask for a Second Opinion
Sometimes a different doctor might have a different approach. You have the right to request another physician to treat you. Again, make the request in writing.
Get Legal Help
If things still don’t work out, you may have to obtain legal help. You can talk to an experienced lawyer who knows about workers’ compensation and how to get the issues resolved. They can guide you and make sure your rights are protected. They can pursue the treatment you need.
Contact Thomas F. Martin, PLC
Thomas F. Martin, an attorney with over 30 years of experience in California Workers’ Compensation law has a well-known track record of solving treatment issues for his clients. Getting in touch with him can give you some perspective on how to navigate the situation and ensure your rights are protected. Contact Thomas F. Martin, PLC if you would like to learn more about your medical treatment rights. Mr. Martin can also be reached at 714-547-5025.