You have the legal right to privacy in attending your appointments. That being said, you are not required to take an insurance company’s nurse case manager with you. Insurance company nurses can help you get access to doctors, medications, and equipment. They are not allowed to attend any appointments without your permission. Sometimes, insurance company nurses may try to interfere with your medical attention. Furthermore, they may try to misrepresent facts about the availability of light-duty work, or persuade your doctor to release you from care. You have the right to dismiss an insurance company nurse if you think he or she is not working towards your best interest.
If you have to travel to receive the appropriate medical attention, that travel is reimbursable on a per mile basis. You will be refunded about $0.45 per mile. This includes travel to a doctor’s office, physical therapist, hospital, or pharmacy. In addition, claim adjusters could deny you access to medical appointments. These appointments are necessary to prove your injury, illness, or disability. If at any time you feel that you are being treated unfairly by your insurance adjuster, file a claim with the Department of Industrial Accidents. Doing so will force the insurer to fulfill its legal responsibilities.
In conclusion, it is free to speak to a lawyer for a consultation. Keches Law Group lawyers are standing by seven days a week, at all hours of the day, ready to provide free consultations, to inform you of your rights, and to discuss how our attorneys can help you.