Illinois Utilization Review and Medical Treatment
Utilization review or utilization “management” is now a part of Illinois workers’ compensation and, at least on the surface, appears to be a harmless part of the workers’ compensation process. Unfortunately, if not handled properly, it can result in reduced or improper medical treatment for an injured worker. If you or a loved one has suffered a work-related injury, it is important to have an attorney on your side who is prepared to protect your rights.
At Glass & Korein, LLC, we focus on helping injured workers in Central and Southern Illinois do what they cannot do for themselves. We strive to put the law on your side and level the playing field. At all stages of your case, you will never be alone with us on your side. Call 618-216-5218 or toll free 888-504-7059 for a free initial consultation with our Belleville utilization review lawyers.
Belleville Utilization Review Lawyers
In workers’ compensation cases, utilization review is a process that allows employers’ representatives to second guess your treating physicians’ proposed medical treatment plan before it begins. This process is often abused by insurance companies that attempt to deny medical treatment that injured workers legitimately need to recover physically from their injuries and can prolong, delay or cut off needed medical treatment. Often, utilization reviewers are actually on staff for the insurance company or doctors who no longer actually see patients. Under all circumstances, they make decisions affecting your treatment without having ever seen or examined you.
If the insurance company attempts to deny you the medical care you deserve based on a utilization review, we will go to work to level the playing field for you. It is within your rights to cross-examine the doctor who is conducting the review. We have a thorough understanding of the utilization review process and will pursue all available means for making sure you receive the medical treatment and other benefits you are entitled to for your injuries.
Denied Medical Treatment After a Workplace Accident?
To learn more about how we can help you navigate this crucial part of the workers’ compensation process, contact us today for a free call or meeting. Weekend and evening appointments are available. We work for you on a contingency fee basis; you will not pay us unless and until we have collected what you’re entitled to under the Illinois laws written to protect you.