In this video, Attorney Tom Wilken explains what to do if you are contacted by the workers’ comp insurance company to inform you that you now have an assigned nurse case-manager for your workers’ compensation case.
If you have been assigned a Nurse Case Manager and it seems that the Workers’ Comp Insurance Company is rushing you back to work, why not give our office a call at 1-877-291-4722 and find out what your options are and what we might be able to do about it.
Hi, I’m Tom Wilken, and I’m an attorney with Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., practicing in the area of workers’ compensation, here today to give you some information on what to do, if in your compensation case, you are contacted by the insurance company and a nurse case manager is assigned to your file.
You don’t need them, and by law, you don’t have to have them. Nurse case managers are bought and paid for by the insurance company to influence the doctor’s opinion relative to your care and treatment, perhaps get you off comp, perhaps give you greater restrictions than you think you would be able to do when you go back to work.
We generally do not recommend that you use a nurse case manager, but in certain very limited circumstances, they may be of some use to you, and that’s a decision you have to make yourself in consultation with your family, and/or, if you had one, your attorney.
Should you have any questions about this or any other topics related to workers’ compensation, please feel free to call us.