- Workers’ Compensation
- Denied Workers’ Comp Claims
- Workers’ Comp Medical Benefits
- See A Doctor Of Your Choice
- Workers’ Comp Disability Benefits
- Third-Party Liability In Workers’ Comp
- Construction Accidents
- Industrial And Factory Accidents
- Occupational Diseases And Hazards
- Toxic Exposure
- Heart And Hypertension Conditions
- Repetitive Trauma Injuries
- Vision And Hearing Loss
See A Doctor Of Your Choice For Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Claims
After a work injury, the injured employee should see a doctor at a facility designated by his or her employer for the initial treatment. The worker may choose a different doctor after the initial treatment if he or she chooses.
Before you decide to change doctors, however, you should discuss your case with a workers’ compensation attorney. If you make a mistake in the process, you could risk losing your benefits or having to pay for the medical care yourself. You can get experienced workers’ comp help from The Law Office of Romania & Kenworthy in Hamden, CT.
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We Will Protect Your Right To Receive Appropriate Medical Care
Once you have had an initial visit with your employer-designated doctor, you may choose to see a different doctor. If your employer participates in an approved medical care plan, you must choose a doctor who is included in that plan. Choosing a doctor who is not on the plan may put you at risk for losing your workers’ compensation benefits.
If your employer does not participate in an approved medical care plan, you may choose any doctor who is licensed to practice in Connecticut.
There are procedures you must follow to change doctors. We can help you through the process and ensure that you do not make a costly error that results in unauthorized medical care.
In some cases, the worker may be asked to see a doctor for an Employer’s/Respondent’s Examination or a Commissioner’s Exam. You must go to these exams or you risk losing your workers’ comp benefits. Typically, the only way you can refuse these exams is if they involve lengthy or difficult travel. Speak with an attorney before you refuse any workers’ comp medical exam.