Can I Choose My Doctor For My Workers’ Compensation Claim in New Jersey?
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Can I Choose My Doctor For My Workers’ Compensation Claim in New Jersey?
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

Can I Choose My Doctor For My Workers’ Compensation Claim in New Jersey?

Generally speaking, you need to see an authorized doctor approved by the company where you work. 

However, if the injuries sustained are serious, workers are usually allowed to seek medical treatment at any hospital emergency room.

After that initial visit, a worker gets continued care from a company-authorized physician. In most states, the workers’ compensation provider, or the employer, picks which treating doctor handles the treatment and recovery for an injured worker. In New Jersey, injured workers must be taken care of by a pre-approved physician chosen by the company or workers’ compensation. You find out what doctor you can see by promptly reporting your injury or illness to your Supervisor, HR contact, or other company manager. 

Your company’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier should cover any medical expenses. If any further treatment is required, or a specialist is required for your treatment, the company-authorized doctor decides who the preferred doctor is going to be. Injured workers need to attend all medical appointments because if the injured employee misses any, the employer may stop benefits on the basis that the injured worker is not being compliant with treatment.

There are situations where a worker seeing a company doctor feels that they are not receiving appropriate care. If you are in that situation, seek legal counsel as soon as you can. An injured worker is entitled to the same standard of care as they would receive from an independent doctor. An attorney can help enforce your legal rights.

If you have a pre-existing injury that was exacerbated by a work-related accident, you can receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, the pre-existing injury complicates the situation. Workers’ comp only pays for the treatment costs needed as a result of the work injury. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our workers’ compensation attorneys know exactly how to handle this issue, and will make sure you receive all necessary treatment while preserving your workers’ comp claim.

We protect your legal rights and help you get the necessary medical care you are entitled to, and ensure all legal claims on your behalf are handled expeditiously. 

Contact the Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm Now!

If you were injured while in the course of employment, this is undoubtedly a difficult time for you and your family. The workers’ compensation lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm understand the challenges you face and want to help protect your rights. We aggressively represent every client we serve, ensuring they recover the benefits they need to move on with their lives after a serious accident while on the job. Whether it be through a workers’ comp claim and/or a third-party personal injury case, our worker’s compensation and personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the complexities of the process, so you can focus on your recovery. We have recovered over $100 million for our clients and can effectively negotiate on your behalf with even the largest insurance companies. We have successfully served thousands of clients throughout New Jersey. To learn more about how we can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a free and confidential consultation. You can also connect with us through our online form. There is never a fee unless we win. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

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