After an accident, it’s important to notify your employer as soon as possible. Note that if you wait longer than 30 days to report your injury, you may be denied workers’ comp benefits.
Further, you must receive medical care from a physician that has been pre-authorized by your employer. In other words, you cannot simply visit your family physician for these types of injuries. Your employer is required to furnish you with a list of approved physicians for you to choose from.
Now, there is an exception to this rule in cases of emergency. If you are in need of urgent medical care, you may visit the ER. You will then be reimbursed for the emergency medical bills. Bear in mind that any follow-up care for your injuries must be obtained through a pre-authorized medical provider.
It’s important to follow the guidelines for recovery issued by your doctor. This might mean making appointments with specialists, taking your medication, and doing rehabilitation therapy. Failure to follow these recommendations could jeopardize your eligibility to continue receiving benefits. If you are having any issues with treatment, your medical provider, or obtaining reimbursement, reach out to a workers’ comp attorney. We are here to help.