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Unauthorized Medical Treatment

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Under the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act, as a general rule, the insurance company has a right to pick the doctor.  If the doctor selected by this insurance company provides inadequate treatment, you can get treatment with your own doctor if you have “good cause”.  Good cause is something that needs to be defined by a judge, but generally means that the worker’s compensation doctor has provided inadequate treatment and the doctor you selected has effectively made you better.  It is generally difficult to prove to a judge that you had good cause to get your own treatment, especially if the doctor the insurance company has selected has a good or excellent reputation.  Be careful in getting treatment with your own doctor because the judge may not feel that you had good cause to do so.  Feel free to consult with one of the attorneys in our office for more information.

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