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Do I Have a Choice on What Doctor I See if I Was Hurt at Work in Colorado?

Workers' Compensation Lawyer for Employees Hurt in Workplace Accidents in Weld County and Surrounding Areas

In the unfortunate event you injure yourself while working at your job, you may wonder if you have a choice in which doctor you see for treatment. Typically, if you are injured in a car accident outside of work, that would fall under personal injury, and you can go to any physician you choose. However, in the case of workers' compensation for a workplace injury, you must go to the company's recommended doctor.

If your initial injury requires emergency care, you can either call 9-1-1 or go to the closest emergency room (ER), depending on the severity of your injuries. But once the emergency is over, you need to visit the physician to whom your employer sends you. Contact Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. for a free consult for help in recovering medical expenses due to a work accident.

Choosing a Doctor

Once you report the accident and subsequent injury to your employer, they are required to provide you with a list of four different medical facilities you can visit. Within 90 days of your injury, you can change doctors or practices once by completing a required form. If your employer does not direct you to a specific doctor or medical facility within a certain amount of time after your injury, you may select your own doctor or medical center.

Once you or your employer has chosen a doctor or medical facility, that provider becomes an "authorized treating physician" who can make referrals to specialists if necessary, or even surgeons, chiropractors, physical therapists, and more. If you are unhappy with the treatment you are receiving for any reason, contact Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. so we can assist you in finding the appropriate care you need.

Contact Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

Even under the best working conditions, accidents can and do happen. If you are unsure of your medical treatment options after a workplace injury in Ft. Collins, contact a skilled attorney at 970-225-2190 for a free consultation. The legal team at Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. can advise you on the best course of action to take to achieve optimal results for you and your family.

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