One of the biggest concerns that you have after you are injured on the job in Connecticut is healing from the injury and moving on from a medical perspective. In this section of the website, we outline several common medical concerns that our clients have and how to address them. Click the links to dive deeper in to these topics and as always, contact us if you have specific questions.
Working With Doctors
One medical concern that we hear about a lot at our office is figuring out what doctor to work with after a workplace injury. It is natural that you would probably like to work with your own doctor since you have relationship with them and feel comfortable with them. However, you need to at least start out seeing a doctor that your employer has approved. This is referred to as a “company doctor” and you can learn more about working with this type of doctor on this page.
In some cases, it may be possible to change doctors after you begin working with a company doctor. This may especially be the case if you need to see a specialist. Make sure that you talk to your employer before you switch to a different doctor or your medical issues and recovery may not be recognized in the worker’s compensation case. You can learn more on this page.
After meeting with a company doctor, it may also be possible to switch to your own primary care doctor. Again, make sure that you discuss this possible change with your employer, your insurance company, and your lawyer. This can prevent any issues with your worker’s compensation case. For more information, check out our page on working with your own doctor.
In some cases, your doctor and the company doctor will not agree on your injuries and treatment. In this case, you may face a Commissioner’s medical examination. Learn how to navigate such an examination with the information here.
One of the most important things to do after an injury on the job is to seek medical treatment. Documenting your injuries will help when it comes to compensating you for your injuries and any necessary time off from work. You can learn more about your rights when it comes to getting medical treatment on this page.
What happens if you are permanently disfigured or scarred after a Connecticut workplace injury? You can learn more about getting treatment and what kind of benefits you might qualify for here.
What benefits are you eligible for after a Connecticut workplace injury? You can learn about disability ratings as well as permanent partial disability on this page.
Get Help With Your Medical Concerns
Your health is one of the most important aspects of your life. Do not take a chance with your health after a workplace injury in Connecticut, and do not let your employer or anyone else convince you of treatment or compensation that you are not comfortable with.
This is where our worker’s compensation lawyers come in and can help you. We have your best interest at heart – not the insurance company’s, your employer’s, or your doctor’s. We are here for you and want to make sure that you recover from a workplace injury to the best of your ability. For assistance getting medical treatment or with a worker’s compensation case, contact us.