Working With The Adjuster/Nurse Case Manager

Working With The Adjuster/Nurse Case Manager

When Can I Get a Second Opinion?

2018-02-12T13:21:26+00:00

Often, a medical opinion will be needed from a doctor other than the injured worker’s treating physician.  There any many reasons why this would be.  However, not all second opinions are required to be covered by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. A second opinion can be needed because your treating physician wants the second [...]

When Can I Get a Second Opinion?2018-02-12T13:21:26+00:00

What Are ISO Reports

2018-01-29T04:52:04+00:00

  We get asked all the time how the workers’ compensation insurance carrier knows about car accidents that injured workers have had in the past that they may not even remember themselves.  Insurance Services Office provides information for health insurance companies called ISO Reports. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) keeps a database of all property [...]

What Are ISO Reports2018-01-29T04:52:04+00:00

When Your Workers Compensation Claim Is Under Investigation

2018-10-29T20:36:41+00:00

Often times, especially at the beginning stages of a claim, the workers' compensation claim is under investigation and the injured worker is waiting to hear from the insurance company as to whether or not their claim is approved or denied. This situation can be exasperating when the insurance adjuster does not give the injured [...]

When Your Workers Compensation Claim Is Under Investigation2018-10-29T20:36:41+00:00

Is the Adjuster Ignoring Your Phone Calls? Try Email!

2016-10-30T13:42:40+00:00

One of the biggest gripes injured workers have is that they can never get in touch with their workers compensation insurance adjuster and days or weeks go by with no response. We here at Injured Workers Law Firm know all about this. Adjusters are hard to get in touch with for a reason – maybe [...]

Is the Adjuster Ignoring Your Phone Calls? Try Email!2016-10-30T13:42:40+00:00

The Adjuster Said I Was Overpaid

2016-10-30T13:42:40+00:00

What happens if the insurance adjuster said I was overpaid?  Sometimes, if the insurance adjuster continues to pay benefits to the injured worker when they are not owed.  An example of this would be if an injured worker returns to work and is earning their full wages or partial wages but are still receiving a full [...]

The Adjuster Said I Was Overpaid2016-10-30T13:42:40+00:00

An Insurance Investigator Comes Clean – “One Man’s Opinion”

2016-10-30T13:42:43+00:00

I just read an article that a workers compensation advocacy group posted that was by a man who spent 30 years as an insurance investigator for a workers compensation insurance company. While it is unclear exactly which state or states he operated in, the insight he reveals is horrifying! The writer talks about how the [...]

An Insurance Investigator Comes Clean – “One Man’s Opinion”2016-10-30T13:42:43+00:00

The Insurance Adjuster Sent Me a Medical Release – Should I Sign It?

2016-10-30T13:42:43+00:00

I get this question from injured workers a lot. They've received a Medical Release from the insurance adjuster requesting that they sign it.  We like to think that our health information is completely private and protected by the HIPPA laws.  However, if you read this article further, you will learn that workers compensation is a [...]

The Insurance Adjuster Sent Me a Medical Release – Should I Sign It?2016-10-30T13:42:43+00:00

HELP!! – The Adjuster Said They Were CLOSING MY CASE!

2016-12-05T04:28:20+00:00

Listen up folks – I’m about to let you in on another one of the insurance companies dirty little secrets! I regularly get calls from injured workers in a panic because the insurance adjuster told them their case was being “closed." Adjusters love to use this threat – “If you don’t ______________ (sign this form, [...]

HELP!! – The Adjuster Said They Were CLOSING MY CASE!2016-12-05T04:28:20+00:00

A Nurse Case Manager at My Doctor’s Appointment?

2016-12-06T05:02:51+00:00

Oftentimes, workers' compensation insurance companies will hire a Nurse Case Manager (I use the abbreviation NCM) to attend an injured worker's doctor’s appointments.  While some Nurse Case Managers will be kind and call the injured worker to let them know that they have been assigned to the case and will be attending their next doctor’s [...]

A Nurse Case Manager at My Doctor’s Appointment?2016-12-06T05:02:51+00:00

Returning To Work On Light Duty Status

2019-12-06T18:18:19+00:00

What It Means When Your Doctor Releases You for "Light Duty" After a Work Injury A work injury prescribed for light duty means you can go back to work. Whether your former employer will make a job available for you may be an issue, and you might want a Richmond Workers' Compensation attorney to [...]

Returning To Work On Light Duty Status2019-12-06T18:18:19+00:00