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I was injured at work 10/7/2013. I had surgery on my left

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I was injured at work 10/7/2013. I had surgery on my left wrist on 4/5/2013 by the hand orthopedic surgeon. I have a question about the workman compensation. they send me to a doctor for an independent medical evaluation before I had surgery. Now again they want me to see another doctor for another independent medical evaluation after surgery. I have been following up with my doctor after I had surgery. He says the my hand is ready to return to work. I have faxed all the doctor's excuse slip to my job. my hand is still very weak, I have pain in my wrist due to the excessive scaring, I get tingling in my fingers, I can't fully extend and flex my wrist. I am still getting therapy for my left wrist. What if this doctor the insurance has paid to do an independent medical evaluation says I should go back to work, what should I do?

AttorneyJohnJ :

Hello, I am a professional here to assist you. I appreciate your use of this service.

AttorneyJohnJ :

What state are you in?

Customer:

I am in maryland

AttorneyJohnJ :

Ok

AttorneyJohnJ :

One second please

AttorneyJohnJ :

In essence, you are asking what happens if the employer's doctor provides a different opinion than your own?

Customer:

yes,than what my doctor says

AttorneyJohnJ :

In Maryland, this is not always clear. You are entitled to your own doctors opinion.

AttorneyJohnJ :

The employer can contest that if there provider has a differing opinion. You can wind up needing to take the issue up in court. The two opinions would need to be supported by the provides at that point.

AttorneyJohnJ :

The answer is that you are entitled to your own providers opinion.

Customer:

should I go to this doctor the insurance is sending me for the IME?

AttorneyJohnJ :

The insurer and employer are entitled to have you see their provider.

AttorneyJohnJ :

Yes.

Customer:

Do think I need a lawyer in this case

AttorneyJohnJ :

You would only need a lawyer if that provider gives a different opinion than your provider and the employer or insurer acts only on their provider's opinion.

Customer:

Thank you for your advice

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