When a Workplace Injury Leads to Surgery
Things were going along fine, and then you suffered a workplace injury. Now you are wrapped up in a workers’ comp case and trying to figure out next steps. To make matters worse, the workers’ compensation doctor is recommending surgery.
Chances are, you have a lot going through your head.
Perhaps you don’t want surgery. Or, maybe you want surgery, but you would rather have the procedure with a doctor you know and trust versus the one recommended by the insurance company? Another common scenario is when the insurance company sends an injured worker to a second doctor, and that doctor recommends against surgery. Sometimes workers compensation decides not to pay for the procedure—even though you know you need it.
The whole experience can be frustrating, confusing and nerve-racking, and all you are trying to do is get better and return to work. When a surgical recommendation is on the table, it is important to know your rights. At Oxner + Permar, we care a great deal about our clients. We want you to feel informed, listened to and supported. Call us to discuss your options so we can help you determine what may be the best course of action considering the particular circumstances of your case. It’s what we do, day in and day out, because we believe in making wrongs, right.