Worker’s Compensation Doctor in Unionville, CT
Have You Recently Been Injured On the Job and Need a Health Care Professional? Here at Priority Urgent Care in Unionville, Ct, We Are Proud and Happy to Accept Worker’s Compensation Claims and Patients. If You Have Been Injured on the Job, Then Our Trained, Professional Physicians Can Help. Call Today or Book an Appointment Online. Our Clinic is Located at 45 South Main Street, Unionville CT 06085.
What doctors take workers’ comp?
Doctors who take workers’ comp will vary from state-to-state, so you should check with any physician you are looking at visiting to make sure that they accept workers’ comp patients. Typically, you can either call or visit their website online – if applicable – to check and see if they accept patients with workers’ comp. If you are having trouble with finding a doctor who accepts workers’ comp patients, there are several services online which you can use to find one in your local area or you can try asking your primary care physician for a recommendation.
Here at Priority Urgent Care, we accept workers’ compensation and our trained physicians are here to help treat you with compassionate, patient care. If you would like to book an appointment with us here in Unionville, call us at (860) 470-7710 or visit our website to request one.
What should I expect from a workers’ comp doctor?
For treatment in the majority of states, you can receive initial treatment from any physician you choose – and visits to the emergency room will also be covered in the case that your injury requires emergency care.
You should be upfront with your provider and tell them at your initial visit that your injury was received while at work, which will ensure that your physician will act accordingly as you may be entitled to a workers’ comp claim. The physician will likely be required to fill out certain forms that are related to your work-related injury, so it is important that you be honest with your health care providers about when and where your injury occurred if it did while you were working.
In certain states, which includes California, you are required to initially see a doctor who is selected by your employer, if your employer already has a medical provider network for workers’ comp claims – with exceptions made for emergencies. In case you are unhappy with the physician selected, you can request to see another one to get a second opinion.
Can you see any doctor with workers’ comp?
It is important to note that, depending on the state where your claim is filed, you may have limited choices on which doctor you can see for treatment for a work-related injury. Some states require that injured workers be seen by doctors who are chosen either by the employer or by the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. In other states, you may be allowed to choose any doctor within a network, with admission to the network being determined by the state, the employer, or the employer’s insurance. Additionally, rules vary for whether you can choose a doctor for the initial treatment, which may be different from one seen for continual treatment for an industrially related condition.
You should also keep in mind that your regular primary care physician may or may not treat work-related injuries. The rules for treating workers who have been injured – and for receiving payment for their treatment – are quite complicated and are very different from regular health insurance billing systems. Thus, your doctor may not treat work-related injuries, but may be able to recommend you to a physician who specializes in treatment of work-related injuries. In such a situation, you may continue to see your primary care physician for any conditions or questions which are unrelated to your workers’ comp claim.
If you are looking for a workers’ comp doctor in the Unionville area, then we at Priority Urgent Care are here to help. To book an appointment with us and one of our trained physicians, please give us a call at (860) 470-7710 or visit our website to request one there.