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    Unauthorized Medical Treatment – Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act

    Friday, March 24th, 2017

    Unauthorized Medical Treatment - Indiana Worker's Compensation ActThe Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act requires that an injured employee’s compensable medical care be provided by medical providers who have been authorized by the employer.  There are three exceptions; those being in the case of an emergency, or where the employer has refused to provide medical treatment, or “because of any other good reason”.  It is the “other good reason” exception which comes up most often when the attending physician deems the employee’s injury to be at maximum medical improvement and the employee thereafter pursues unauthorized medical treatment.

    The Indiana Supreme Court has established three tests for the employee to meet in order to claim from the employer the cost of unauthorized medical treatment:

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    Voluntary Termination of Employment

    Friday, December 5th, 2014

    Many times in the settlement of worker’s compensation cases, the question of voluntary termination of employment comes up. While there may be valid reasons for seeking such a termination, the issue can unduly complicate the resolution of the worker’s compensation claim. There are at least four reasons why requesting a voluntary termination of employment under these circumstances can be problematic:

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