The insurance carrier and your employer will never tell you that you have a right to choose your own doctor to treat your injuries. They will try and get you to continue treating with one of their doctors or clinics. Arizona law requires you to submit to only one examination by your company’s doctor – you then can choose your own doctor in most cases.
In the Arizona Workers’ Compensation system, the treating physician dictates how long you will be allowed to recover from your injury, what medical treatment you can get, and ultimately how much you are compensated for your injury. For this reason, it is important that you have a doctor that is on your side, and not hired by the insurance company. If your employer is one of Arizona’s few “self insured” employers (such as Fry’s, Safeway or Wal Mart), they can direct your care, but have to give you several options of doctors from which to choose.
At Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC, in Phoenix, we protect your right to select the physician you need to secure the maximum workers’ compensation benefits. We have a network of the best trained Arizona physicians in every specialty to treat our clients. These include fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeons, hand/wrist and foot/ankle specialists, and physical medicine doctors for non-operative back, neck, shoulder, and head injuries. You want to recover as much as possible from your injury. You need and deserve the best medical care.
We are a full-time, full-service workplace injury law firm headed by experienced lawyers Chad Snow and X. Alexander Carpio. Our legal team combines over 20 years of combined experience and proven skills to achieve justice for you — lost wages, medical care, health benefits and, in general, financial security and peace of mind for your family while you recover.
To find out more about your right to choose your own doctor, and to arrange a free consultation, call toll free today: 855-325-4781.
Our attorneys will show you how to obtain your independent medical examination after your serious workplace injury. You can reach us by a toll-free phone call to 855-325-4781.