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Can You Choose A Different Doctor? – Colorado Workers’ Compensation FAQ

By Burg Simpson
August 18, 2014
2 min read

Hi, my name is John Connell. I do workers’ compensation at Burg Simpson.

A lot of people are concerned because they have to go to the doctor that the employer recommends. In Colorado, the law does state that the employer gets to pick the physician, but there are options to change physicians. They’re somewhat limited, but you can do it more easily within the first 90 days of your claim. If you’re still within that time period, you have the right to choose a second physician. It’s usually one that’s recommended by the employer and so it may be no better than the one that you got the first time, but it’s certainly an option that you have. After the 90 days, it’s a little bit harder. If you have questions about this issue, please feel free to give me a call. My name is John Connell, and I’m an attorney at Burg Simpson, handling workers’ compensation.

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The law firm of Burg Simpson knows how confusing and overwhelming the Workers’ Compensation process can be. There are complicated procedures to follow and strict time limits that must be met. If you have questions or are unsure about your whether you have a case, I am here for you. Call me at 303-792-5595 or request a free case evaluation and we will contact you.

— John M. Connell, Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

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