If you suffered injuries after a work-related accident, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and medical bills. Before you see your family doctor treat your injuries, you may want to look into seeing a worker’s comp doctor. In most cases, insurance companies have a network of acceptable health care providers that injured workers can visit to diagnose and treat the injury. If you seek a doctor’s help outside of the network, the insurance company may opt to pay for nothing.
Understanding why you should see a workers’ comp doctor involves understanding the physician’s role.