Florida Appeals Court Allows Injured Worker to Pick Doctor and a Change in Provider

The First District Court of Appeals reversed an Orlando Judge of Compensation Claims’ order denying an injured worker’s request to select a primary care provider and later use a onetime change.Florida’s appellate court ruled that the workers’ compensation insurance company’s guidelines allowed an injured workers the right to select their own primary care provider as well as the right to a change in providers. The Court found that the Workers’ Compensation Judge incorrectly ruled that the injured worker was not able to receive a onetime change in provider because they had selected the primary care provider. The appellate court found that these benefits were separate and independent and injured workers can elect to use both if they desire.

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