You are not always required to see a doctor but it is highly recommended.
If you have been injured at work in Iowa, generally, you are required to use the doctors that are approved by your employer. You do have the right to refuse any medical procedures or care that you do not want. For example, if the company doctor recommends surgery you do not have to proceed with surgery. However, please keep in mind that not proceeding with surgery may have an impact upon your case. Also, if the medical care offered by your employer and/or their insurance company is not reasonable, then you may file a petition for alternate medical care. However, please keep in mind that there are specific legal requirements that must be completed before filing such a petition. Also, if the employer denies liability in your case then the petition will be dismissed.
To learn about costly mistakes to avoid along with the Iowa Injured Workers Bill of Rights, request your copy of our Iowa Workers Compensation Injury Book at No Cost or obligation. The attorneys at Walker, Billingsley & Bair are here to help protect your rights as an injured worker. If you want to speak with someone immediately, CALL (641) 792-3595 and ask to speak with Corey Walker.
If you have been injured in an Iowa car or truck accident, you are not required to see their doctors. You are entitled to recover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred and that are reasonably certain to be incurred in the future because of your injury. These expenses include past (already-incurred) medical expenses and also future medical expenses, which may be caused by the original injury or that result from an increased susceptibility to future injury. All forms of care and treatment, whether hospital, medical, therapy, nursing, diagnostic testing, surgery, physical rehabilitation or pain management are included. You can recover the full value of your medical expenses from the responsible party even if your health insurer has paid all or part of your bills.
Don't make mistakes that could ruin your ability to receive adequate compensation. Request your copy of our Iowa Car Accident Book at No Cost to learn why waiting to file your claim could ruin your chances of receiving fair compensation. If you want to speak with someone immediately, CALL (641) 792-3595 and speak to one of our injury attorneys now.