In Mississippi, you can choose your own doctor or medical provider to treat your work-related injury. You can also see specialists, but all referrals must come from the initial doctor you choose. You are also not limited to a licensed medical doctor - for example, you can choose to see a chiropractor.
Under state law, as an injured worker, you are covered for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your injury. This includes:
- Doctor appointments
- Hospital services
- Physical therapy
- Apparatus (such as crutches or a wheelchair)
You are also eligible for reimbursement for travel expenses to and from appointments.
But employers and insurance companies can and do question whether some types of medical care are reasonable or necessary. They may take the position that your injury was pre-existing and not related to work, and so is not covered by workers' compensation. They can deny your claim, leaving you with no way to pay for needed medical care.
A Determined Workers' Compensation Lawyer Will Help You Get Care
That's why you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney to handle your claim. We know how employers and insurance companies try to avoid responsibility when workers are injured. We are very familiar with the appeals process and what type of evidence is expected. And we know how to build strong cases that get results.
Our legal team gathers the evidence that proves the extent of your injury and establishes what type of treatment is needed. And we will fight to resolve your case in a way that meets your needs. In fact, to get the best results, we litigate most of the workers' compensation claims we handle.
If you were injured on the job, don't let your employer or their insurance company make medical decisions for you. Contact us online or call (601) 944-9588 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.