Changing physicians while receiving worker’s compensation can be very dangerous. Because of the specific requirements in New Jersey’s worker’s compensation law, merely changing doctors may invalidate your worker’s compensation benefits and force you to front the bill for your medical expenses.
Pursuant to the New Jersey Workers Compensation Act, the employer is responsible for all medical treatment and expenses arising from an injury sustained by an employee in a work-related accident. The Act also allows the employer the freedom to choose the treating physician (“authorized doctor”) for the injured employee. While suffering from the work-related injury and under the care of an authorized doctor, the injured employee will receive worker’s compensation benefits. If at any time the employee fails to be treated by an authorized doctor (by changing physicians), they will most likely lose their benefits and may be held personally liable for all of their medical bills.
For information about workers’ compensation benefits or to discuss your specific work injury claim with an experienced New Jersey workers compensation attorney, please call us for a complimentary consultation at Local # :(856) 751-7676. If you prefer, you may elect to complete the contact intake form and we will contact you. At the Law Offices of Adam M. Kotlar, LLC., we are ready to fight for you.
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