As an Indiana injury attorney, I meet with many Hoosiers injured at work. Many times they are attending doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, and various other medical treatments. In Indiana, workers’ compensation insurance companies have the right to choose the doctor, therapist, etc. As if this wasn’t bad enough, insurance companies frequently send nurse case managers to attend these appointments with the injured worker.
In cases of quadriplegics or other serious injuries, nurse case managers are usually harmless or feel bad enough about the injury that they try to really help. On less severe injuries, this is not the case. As an Indianapolis injury attorney, I hear about injured workers’ interactions with nurse case managers almost every day. These nurse case managers try to cut treatment short, change the minds of the doctors, and oftentimes get the injured worker back to work too early, causing further injury to the worker.
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