While doctors hired by insurance carriers and employers are supposed to be objective, some of them may establish financially rewarding relationships with said insurers and employers. For that reason, it is in an employee’s best interest to know their options when the workers’ compensation insurance company is sending them to physicians they may not know or trust. It is essential to note that treating physicians play a big role in one’s workers’ compensation case. Falling out with the provider may have a detrimental impact on your claim. At Cardinal Law Partners, we strive to help our clients obtain treatment through the correct avenues such as properly credentialed and licensed urgent care centers.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance program that ensures employees for physical injuries and illnesses that may arise out of the job. In North Carolina, workers’ compensation coverage is required by law for any employer that has three or more employees. In addition to receiving basic medical treatment, injured workers may also have a portion of their wages replaced through the workers’ compensation program.