Our satirical list of Halloween ideas for the scary people involved in your workers’ compensation case.
We believe humor is a great stress reliever for people fighting insurance companies. Disabled employees must deal with a variety of “professionals” and some of them can be downright scary.
Here is our tongue-in-cheek list of Halloween candy ideas for people involved in your workers’ compensation claim.
We are frequently told that claims adjusters are sweet at the beginning but get sour as time progresses. Medical treatment is disputed, wage loss stopped, and telephone calls not returned. We suggest Sour Patch Kids for these individuals.
Nurse Case Manager
Insurance companies frequently hire nurses to manage care. We have seen many bad experiences where they follow people into examination rooms and insist on communicating with the doctor. Doctors feel unnecessary pressure to stop medical treatment and/or change restrictions. We recommend sugar free mints for these unpleasant people.
Independent Medical Examiner
Doctors hired to perform independent medical examinations (IME) are not always pleasant. They usually spend 10 minutes examining a patient and then write a biased medical report that is used to stop workers’ compensation benefits. It is insurance company abuse at its worst. No candy for them!
Individuals who are not able to return to their jobs need help transitioning to a new career. Vocational rehabilitation can be very helpful. Unfortunately, insurance companies hire vocational counselors to perform wage earning capacity assessments instead of providing real services. We suggest a tooth brush because it’s not what anyone wants for Halloween.
We are found of referring to defense attorneys as the cheap neighbors down the street. We suggest a few loose pennies and maybe they will go away.
Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (844) 201-9497 for a free consultation today.
Nurse Case Manager: Friend or Foe?
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