Workers' Compensation - Can I see my own Doctors?
In most cases, if you have been injured on the job, you must be seen and assessed by the physicians who are aligned with your employer’s insurance carrier. Seeking the assistance of your primary care provider immediately may complicate your claim. These provisions may not seem fair to the worker, but they exist in order to prevent worker’s compensation fraud.
If you disagree with the diagnosis provided by your worker’s compensation physician, you are entitled to seek a second opinion including from your primary care provider. If you choose to go this route, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a worker’s compensation attorney in order to maximize your claim’s chances of success.
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If you were injured on the job, notify your employer as soon as possible and contact The Hoffman Firm within 30 days of the incident to discuss your case. Your employer or the insurance company should notify you of your rights and provide treatment through a workers’ compensation physician.
Make sure you keep track of any and all documentation you receive during this time. You should document when the accident happened, the type of injury you suffered, who you notified at your place of employment, and when the notification was made.
If you or a family member were injured at work, contact The Hoffman Firm today. Please do not hesitate to call us and schedule a free consultation. There are NO FEES or COSTS unless you win. What are you waiting for? Call us at (305) 940-2307 today for a FREE consultation.
Evan A. Hoffman
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