Posted 10/18/2017 10:03 AM (GMT -6)
Nicole, given the circumstances with this being a work related injury, again I urge you to find out what your rights are under the worker's compensation laws in your state. The comp laws vary from state to state. I am still shocked that your atty told you to use your private insurance if you want another opinion. You can always call your private insurance & ask if they would pay for you to get care, but I would be surprised if they agreed to it. The reason is, there is insurance that has been paying for your care on the claim. Secondly, lets say what if you saw a private dr, would worker's comp insurance agree with any of his recommendations, probably not. You are in a restrictive environment to say the least.
Is your atty not willing to help you find another dr & get the insurance to approve it? Ask him if you are bound by worker's comp to not be entitled to another opinion? Can he request a hearing to get medical care approved?
I am sorry for so many questions.