There’s a good chance that a nurse case manager may be assigned to you after you suffer serious workplace injuries. To ensure that your legal rights are protected, you should have a Workers’ Compensation attorney with a background in Virginia disability law review your case.
Difference Between Good and Bad Nurse Case Managers
A bad nurse case manager can be seen pressuring your doctor to force injured workers to return to work too soon. They also may try to convince your doctor to suggest treatment that’s much cheaper than the treatment other qualified physicians would order.
Since your nurse case manager is working for the insurance company, he or she most likely will have the intentions of trying to lower your disability rating.
Worker’s Comp is supposed to be in your favor when you suffer legitimate workplace injuries. However, a nurse case manager who isn’t looking out for your best interests may tell the insurer to deny treatment that they don’t think is necessary.
A good Virginia Workers’ Compensation nurse case manager, on the other hand, may work hard to get your doctor-recommended procedures approved quickly and help coordinate your care if you require multiple specialists.
If you have any concerns about a nurse case manager, you should schedule a meeting with a Virginia Workers’ Compensation attorney. In fact, you should consult with an attorney soon after suffering any serious workplace injuries.
Contact a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Some nurse case managers do a fine job, but others may work against you by getting treatment denied or lowering your disability rating. A Workers’ Comp attorney well-versed in Virginia disability law can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.