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    Exclamation Coverage for a Doctor Consulted Outside of Worker's Comp

    Hello,

    My fiancÚ injured himself at work and was sent to a corporate care doctor. The corporate care doctor basically told him that he was fine and to go back to work. He sought a second opinion through an urgent care physician, ended up having an MRI and Ultrasound and was found to have two major tears in his calf muscles, has to be off of work for at least a week until he visits an orthopedic doctor and finds out what is going to happen from there. His work is now giving him problems and not wanting to cover the urgent care and his treatment under workmans comp. What can he do????

    Thank you in advance!!

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    Default Re: Coverage for a Doctor Consulted Outside of Worker's Comp

    Well, the injured worker needs to work within the system. Thus far he has not.


    In his case, that means he needs to talk to a workers' comp lawyer and get some advice and probably become represented.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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