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Choosing A Doctor For Your Colorado Workers’ Compensation Claim

Last updated on July 15, 2024

When you are injured at work, selecting the right doctor is crucial for your recovery and your workers’ compensation case. By law, your employer or their insurance company must provide you with a designated provider list of at least four doctors, one of whom must be independent.

While you have the right to see these doctors, choosing the right one for your ideal recovery can be difficult. Thankfully, you can get the guidance you need after a workplace accident.

At The Merkel Law Firm, LLC, we guide you through this process to ensure you make the best choice for your health and your case. We are proud to help the Denver community through all aspects of their workers’ compensation claims, including finding the right medical care after your accident.

As we represent you, our workers’ compensation attorneys will provide you with the information you need through every step of your recovery.

Understanding The Designated Provider List

Within 90 days of your injury, your employer or their insurance company is required to give you a list of four designated medical providers. Choosing the right doctor is not as simple as selecting the one closest to you or your workplace. Instead, it is important to consider the performance abilities of each doctor, the client reviews and other critical factors that could hint at the level of care you could expect from them.

The Importance Of Choosing The Right Doctor

Your entire workers’ compensation case can hinge on the doctor you choose. Many clients make the mistake of selecting the first doctor on the list, but they might not provide the best care. If you feel the first doctor you picked is not listening to you, recognizing the severity of your injuries, or is otherwise failing their obligations toward you and your recovery, you have options to protect your interests and your workers’ comp claim.

You have the right to request a different doctor within the first 90 days of your treatment. This one-time switch can be pivotal in ensuring you receive the best possible care and support for your case. If you have doubts about the care you are receiving through your workers’ compensation claim, contact our lawyers immediately to receive the guidance you need through all stages of your claim. From the moment you meet with us, we will look out for your best interests.

The Right Time To Contact An Attorney

It can be hard to know when you need legal representation after a workplace accident. Oftentimes, we recommend that if your injury will cause you to miss more than three days of work, you should contact us. Injuries such as knee, back or neck injuries often require extensive medical care and can significantly impact your ability to work.

For superficial injuries, it might not be necessary, but for more severe cases, our guidance can be the difference in whether you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Get The Medical And Legal Help You Deserve

Your recovery and your workers’ compensation case depend on selecting the right doctor. Do not leave this critical decision to chance. Call our Colorado attorneys at 303-276-8665 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.