Georgia Injured Workers Entitled to Select New Doctor(s)
Many work injuries result in ongoing treatment with a physician or specialist. However, employees that have suffered on the job injuries often become unsatisfied or frustrated with the treatment the workers’ compensation doctor provides over time. Under Georgia law, injured workers receiving workers’ compensation benefits are entitled to a change in the treating physician for their work injuries. The injured worker can choose from the employer’s list of doctors or may even be entitled to transfer care to the doctor of his or her choosing. In addition, employees that have suffered an on the job injury and have received lost wage benefit checks from the insurance company have the right to a one-time examination with his or her chosen physician. This can help the injured worker better understand the injury and treatment options, as well as the additional benefits he or she should be receiving.
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