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Cleveland Work Injury: Why Choosing The Right Doctor Matters

Getting hurt at work can be scary and confusing. One of the first questions you might have is: who do I see for medical care? Here at Bentoff & Duber Co., L.P.A., our attorneys understand the importance of proper treatment after a work injury. With decades of experience, we’ve helped countless Cleveland workers navigate the workers’ compensation system.

In Ohio, you have some flexibility in choosing your doctor for a work-related injury. You can:

  • See a doctor on your employer’s preferred list: Most employers provide a list of health care providers authorized to treat workers’ compensation injuries. This can be a convenient option; these doctors are familiar with the workers’ compensation system.
  • Choose your own doctor: You have the right to select any licensed physician willing to accept workers’ compensation cases. This allows you to see a doctor you’re already familiar with or one who specializes in your specific type of injury.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a doctor:

  • Doctor’s experience: Look for a doctor who has experience treating work-related injuries.
  • Location: Choose a doctor conveniently located for follow-up appointments.
  • Communication style: Find a doctor who listens to your concerns and explains things clearly.

Remember, keeping detailed medical records is crucial. Hold onto all paperwork, including doctor’s notes, hospital bills, X-rays, and any communication with your doctor or the insurance company. This documentation is essential for supporting your workers’ compensation claim.

Don’t hesitate to seek legal guidance if you have questions about choosing a doctor.

Take Control Of Your Recovery

Our attorneys at Bentoff & Duber Co., L.P.A., are here to help. We offer free consultations to discuss your rights and answer your questions about choosing a doctor for your work injury. Call us today at 216-861-1234 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We serve clients throughout Cleveland with a by-appointment office in Beachwood.