What does a nurse case manager do in a workers’ comp case?
A reader asks,
The insurance company assigned a nurse case manager to my Virginia workers’ compensation case. Who is she and what is her role?
Answer: In most Virginia workers’ compensation cases the insurance company will assign a nurse case manager. The nurse case manager’s role is to make sure the injured worker receives the appropriate medical care and is returned to work as soon as possible. Failure to cooperate with the nurse case manager may lead to the employer filing an application to suspend your workers’ compensation benefits.
If the nurse case manager asks you to sign any authorization forms, contact an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation attorney immediately. By signing these forms without reviewing them, you may be giving the nurse case manager permission to speak to the doctor without your knowledge. This could lead to the nurse case manager pressuring the doctor into releasing you back to work sooner than he or she normally would.
For a free case evaluation, contact Richmond Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Corey Pollard at email@example.com or 757-810-5614.