You have the option to predesignate your personal doctor as your physician for job-related injuries, but you must do so in writing before you are injured. You also must have your own health insurance for medical conditions that are unrelated to work. All Medical benefits apply when filing workers compensation.
If you have not predesignated a doctor and you suffer from a job-related injury, which doctor you see will depend on whether your employer has created a medical provider network (MPN) or has a contract with a healthcare organization (HCO). However, for medical emergencies, you should call 911 or go to an emergency room. Your employer must make sure you have access to emergency treatment if needed.
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After seeing a doctor selected by the claims administrator, you will have the option to switch to a different doctor within 30 days. However, the claims administrator will typically be the one who chooses the new doctor.
After 30 days, you can choose a new doctor if your employer has still not provided an MPN. Best article to read how fast you can receive workers’ compensation benefits are in this article
If you have questions about how to choose a different doctor or get a second opinion about your medical condition, discuss your case with a workers’ compensation attorney. Ask them what is a job displacement benefit is.
With over 12,000 workers’ compensation cases resolved and counting, LG LAW a Workers Compensation law firm understands the medical and financial difficulties that you are facing after a job-related injury. Call 1 888-901-5240 to schedule your free consultation.