One of the first orders of business tomorrow will be to go to a hearing and fight for my client that was injured while working in Connecticut. She suffered a serious herniated disc in her neck and needs some tricky spinal surgery to relieve her pain, treat the numbness she is experiencing in her arm and hand and get herself back to full duty work. Her current doctor is fine, but in Connecticut, one thing we have is some amazing spinal surgeons. Her current doctor is good. I want her to have the best. And I want her employer to pay for it.
This can be a heavy lift in workers compensation. Changing treating physicians is not something that our Administrative Law Judges like to do for a number of reasons. But in this case, I suspect we will succeed. You see, I have an inside edge. The employers attorney actually agrees with me. He represents a responsible employer that actually is interested in what is best for their employees. In my case, we both know that the best way to get this highly paid and highly valuable employee back to work is to have her neck surgically repaired. Correctly. The first time.
If you have a question about whether you can change your treating physician, or, your clients treating physician, give me a shout. I am always happy to discuss Connecticut work injury topics and give you the benefit of over 30 years doing this.
I hope you all have a great day!