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CHOICE OF DOCTORS

CHOICE OF DOCTORS

By Chad Snow, Founding Partner

WE HAVE WRITTEN SO MANY BLOGS ON THIS TOPIC BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF WORK INJURY CASES IN ARIZONA.

THE INJURED WORKER’S TREATING DOCTOR IS OFTEN THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A SUCCESSFUL CLAIM.  THE TREATING DOCTOR DECIDES WHAT TREATMENT IS NEEDED FOR THE INJURY, WHEN THE WORKER CAN RETURN TO MODIFIED/LIGHT DUTY, WHAT PERMANENT DISABILITY THE WORKER GETS, AND THE AMOUNT OF SUPPORTIVE MEDICAL CARE THAT IS NEEDED IN THE FUTURE.

AT SNOW, CARPIO, & WEEKLEY, WE HAVE A NETWORK OF TREATING DOCTORS IN ALL SPECIALTIES WHO HAVE VAST EXPERIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE.  IF YOU HAVE A DOCTOR WHO DOES NOT TREAT MANY INJURED WORKERS, HE OR SHE MAY NOT BE AWARE OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL WORKERS COMP CLAIM.

EVEN WORSE, IF YOU HAVE A DOCTOR WHO GETS A LOT OF THEIR BUSINESS FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES, THEY MAY BE MORE INTERESTED IN DOING WHAT IS IN THE CARRIER’S INTEREST THAN YOURS.

CHECK WITH US ANYTIME YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR TREATING DOCTOR.  REMEMBER THAT IN MOST CASES THE INJURED WORKER CAN CHOOSE THEIR OWN DOCTOR, SO YOU’RE NOT REQUIRED TO TREAT WITH WHO THE INSURANCE COMPANY OR YOUR EMPLOYER SENDS YOU TO.