When a worker in our state is injured on the job, they may be entitled to collect Indiana workers’ compensation benefits. Getting the necessary documentation and records for a claim or making it to medical appointments can be difficult though, especially during recovery. But the Indianapolis workers’ compensation lawyers at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys explain that workplace accident victims in our state are allowed to utilize a nurse case manager.However, there are guidelines that must be followed.
The Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board, the government entity that oversees our state’s workers’ compensation program, recently provided an outline for the use of nurse case managers. Nurse case managers can be involved in cases, but only to perform such duties as scheduling appointments, aiding in procuring care suggested by medical providers, and giving updates to employers or their insurers.
On the other hand, the nurse case manager is not allowed to provide any sort of opinion, guidance, or influence to victims or their doctors about the care an individual is receiving or should receive.
At Stewart & Stewart Attorneys, we encourage those who have been injured on the job to utilize any tool or service to help you recover and get compensation for an injury. If you have questions about how a nurse case manager may be of benefit to you, we have answers. Give our Indianapolis personal injury lawyers a call anytime at (800) 33-33-LAW for help.