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When inured on the job, you are not required to pay for the medical treatment for the injuries you have suffered from while at work or on the clock. In the state of Tennessee, an employer who carries worker’s compensation insurance is accountable for getting your work injury claim filed through their insurance company and done so in a timely manner. When it comes to choosing which physician you want to treat you, your employer should provide you with a panel of at least three doctors to choose from that are nearby to you.
Our Tennessee worker’s compensation lawyers also want you to keep in mind that these physicians must accept worker’s compensation insurance in order for your employer’s insurance carrier to pay for the treatment. Your employer should provide you with the list of these health care providers on an “Agreement between Employer/Employee Choice of Physician” form, which is recognized as Form C-42. After you read through your choices, you are going to want to select one doctor form the list and this is who you will schedule visits with regularly to help begin recovering from your work-related injury. They will become your authorized treating physician and is the person you want to go to when seeking any sort of medical treatment.
Now, if you require emergency treatment, and sometimes this does occur, your doctor may not be available to care for you when you need it. Therefore, if you do need emergency medical treatment contact your employer and inform them of this right away.
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