What is a "Peer Review" and Why Is My Case Now Denied?

June 19, 2013

A Peer Review doctor is a doctor hired by your employer's workers' compensation insurance company for the sole purpose of obtaining a medical opinion upon which they can and will rely to deny necessary medical care to which you are entitled to and in need of.

Let's review:
1. You get hurt at work;
2. You are required by Florida workers' compensation law to go to the doctor the insurance company selects;
3. Your doctor, that they picked, requests medical care to treat your injury;
4. Your workers' compensation insurance company denies care based on the opinions of a doctor who has never examined or spoken to you.

Confusing, right?

If you are asking yourself, "How is that right?" then the answer is, "It is not right." However, it is a maneuver available to the workers' compensation insurance company. If your workers' compensation adjuster has denied you medically necessary treatment based on the opinions of a peer review doctor, call one of the experienced workers' compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt today. We can, and have, fought the insurance companies on this very issue and successfully obtained medical care the peer review tried to deny.

If your workers' compensation case has been derailed by an insurance company's peer review doctor, call us right away so we can put your case back on track. Call 1-(877) WE-CAN-HELP (1-877-932-2643) or contact us online to speak with one of the dedicated workers' compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt today.



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