If you have been assigned a nurse case manager after suffering serious workplace injuries, do not assume that you are in good hands. You may benefit by acquiring the assistance of a Virginia Workers’ Compensation lawyer, specifically a lawyer who understands Virginia disability law.
The Trouble with Some Nurse Case Managers
Consider this scenario: You leave your doctor’s appointment while your nurse case manager remains behind with the doctor. The next day your employer calls to tell you that you are fired. The reason is because you did not show up when your doctor cleared you to return to work; however, you did not know you were cleared to return to work.
In this type of situation, your nurse case manager probably persuaded the doctor to revise your work restrictions, reported this to your employer, and “forgot” to tell you.
Always keep in mind that the nurse case manager works for the insurance company and will do many things to lower the cost of your claim, including lowering your disability rating. A Workers’ Comp lawyer who handles Virginia cases on a daily basis knows the tactics that case managers, doctors and insurance adjusters will use to harm your claim.
To avoid being taken advantage of, you should meet with an attorney after you suffer 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.