If I’m on workers’ compensation disability in Georgia, am I required to see the panel doctor?

If you’re receiving temporary total disability benefits for your Georgia workers’ compensation claim, you need to attend the medical appointments scheduled with the doctor from the panel of physicians, or the agreed-upon authorized treating doctor. Otherwise, the workers’ comp insurance company may request that your disability benefits be suspended for failure to cooperate with medical treatment.

drugs.jpgMore than likely, they will file a motion to compel your attendance at the doctor appointments first, and then they will pursue suspension of TTD benefits. If getting to the doctor is a concern, you can request transportation to and from the treating doctor’s office (or mileage reimbursement if you drive yourself). Please call Moebes Law, Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys, for more information on medical benefits and Georgia workers’ compensation issues.

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