The workers’ compensation program was created to help people who are injured while on the job by covering their medical expenses. While this is a right afforded to every employee, the details of how the process is executed may vary from state to state and are well regulated. One aspect of workers’ compensation and cashing in on a claim is the finding of a health care provider that is accepted by the state and insurance companies.
Most insurance companies and the state of Florida will require health care professionals be utilized for medical treatment that are within a network supported by the workers’ compensation program. This is meant to limit fraudulent cases going through or misinformation being provided that may influence the case. Most of the time, an employer will recommend doctors that are in within the network of their own insurance company, however they do not necessarily need to be followed.
When in doubt about which health care professional you should seek treatment from, be sure to check with the insurance carrier, as that list will minimize cost and maximize the funds dispensed from your workers’ compensation claim. That being said, a list of all of the medical experts in the state of Florida can be found at the link here. You can search the list as well to see if the doctor you normally go to is approved.
If you or someone you know is in the middle of workers’ compensation claim and are having trouble receiving the benefits you need, we at the Franco Law Firm are here to help. We’ve served many individuals in the Tampa Bay area and helped them won their compensation and we can help you do the same. To learn more about the services we offer and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call us at (813) 872-0929.