I filed for workers comp. Can my employer send someone along to my doctor appts and talk to my doc about my work/medical status?

Asked in York, PA , on Dec 27, 2013

I am trying to get workers compensation benefits. I don’t know if it is my employer’s nurse or an insurance adjuster but someone is showing up at my doctor’s appointments with my own physician and talking to my doctor about my work status and medical status. Can they do this?

Answered on Dec 30, 2013

Honestly, I have heard many clients say they love their nurse and trust their nurse, then I subpoena records and see that the nurse has been completely undermining my client’s case. These individuals are paid to reduce risk of exposure to the insurance company. If you have a nurse coming to your appointments, you probably have something to lose and should hire an attorney to protect your rights. Good luck.