This comes close to what is known as “managing medical treatment.” In Virginia, no one but the treating physician can direct medical treatment, not even your nurse case manager. If you feel your nurse case manager is attempting to persuade your doctor to change the treatment plan or your restrictions, he or she is very close to violating worker’ compensation Rules.
You should speak to us to learn more about what you can do to protect and secure your rights.
About the Author: Michele Lewane
The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia workers’ compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.