When going through the Workers’ Compensation process, several questions can come up. How do I go about how the process of receiving medical treatment occurs? Will I receive income benefits? What happens next? Below are some things to keep in mind when receiving treatment for a work related injury.
Choice of Doctor
Unlike an injury that occurs outside of work, you may not be able to receive payment for your medical treatment if you decide to choose your own doctor to provide your care. However, if your employer does not provide you with a medical provider to seek treatment from, you are allowed to choose a provider yourself as per the Department of Workers’ Compensation Website.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits
If you injury claim is admitted and you are not able to work according to your workers’ comp. doctor, Colorado law protects you by stating that an insurance company should be paying ⅔ of your average weekly wage while you are unable to work.
During treatment, your doctor or treatment provider will provide routine status reports noting your progress. Once the provider has decided that you have made as much improvement from your injury as possible, they will place you at MMI or Maximum Medical Improvement.
Injured on the job?
If your or a loved one has been injured while working contact our office at (303) 327-9988 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on Workers’ Compensation here, as well as our other Workers’ Compensation blog posts here and here for more information.