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3 Things to Do If Workers' Comp Won't Authorize Your Surgery

You're here because you've been told that you need surgery to help you recover from an injury at work.

Maybe you've injured your back or hip on the job, you've seen a doctor, and you've been informed that surgery is the best course for you to take to recover from the injury and manage the constant pain you're feeling. 

But, there's one problem - the workers' comp insurance company refuses to pay for your necessary surgery. 

This happens more than we like to think. So, what do you do now?

Not all decisions made by the workers' compensation insurance company are final - and more importantly, many of them are reversible. 

So, here's 3 things you can do to get your workers' comp to pay for the surgery you need:

1) Get copies of all your medical records - your workers' comp insurance company may be saying that they don't have sufficient information to approve the surgery you need. You can correct that by requesting all of your medical records. Confused about how to get your medical records? Click here to review our blog on exactly how to get your medical records

2) Meet with your doctor - You need to meet with your doctor to gather even more information that will be used to prove that you need the surgery - even more information would be heloful even if you've gathered your medical records. You need your doctor's recommendation for surgery in writing, and it should say why it's necessary for you and how it is related to the injury that you sustained at work.

3) Call us - you probably need a hearing to get the surgery authorized. And, for a hearing, you need a qualified and experienced attorney on your side to make sure you're getting what you need and deserve as quickly as possible. You need the attorney who wrote the book on workers' compensation in DC - and if you're an injured worker, you can get it here on our website or you can call us at 202-393-3320 to get a free copy of  Mr. Kearney's book today. This should get you started, and we will be happy to speak with you about your individual issues. 

But don't delay - the longer you wait to take action, the longer the delay in getting the medical treatment you need for your work injury - get started today getting the medical treatment that will help you.