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employer has turned over medical management for treatment to the insurer's claims service; but it has interfered with approval of effective therapy. Does this toll the statute of limitations, and would filing a w.c. claim allow (my son) to pursue treatment with a doctor of his choice? Thank you Rich xxxxxxx
Yes, he was injured while doing his job, on-the-job. his employer acknowleged the work-related injury and the comp. carrier (Chub?) has been supplying medical management and paying the bill.
It occured over a year ago. He has had surgery, but the Comp carrier delayed approval of P.T. for too long, so the healing occured with adhesions.
Does he have to file a claim when the employer- w.c. carrier is paying voluntairly? Does that toll the statute of limitations, or not?
Could you give me the citation of the statute or case that decided this?
Can the claims handling entity (Chubb ?) be sued if they handled the claim negligently?