i had oil squirted in my eyes from a faulty lift at work. I saw a work comp dr ,he gave me drops and back to work the next day. This was less then or mabe month ago. I am now having vision problems(never have before) Can I reopen the case..I have since been dismissed from my job they gave me no reason.Can i request another dr?
The answer is yes you can reopen if you can show a change in condition. In your case the change in condition would be loss of vision.
When workers' comp closes a claim you have 90 days to protest closure. So if your claim has been closed the better thing to do is to protest the closure as you are well within the time frame.
As far as you doctor goes, normally you can treat with what ever doctor you want. There is a form you have to fill out in order to do so.
The form to protest a closure, to reopen, and to change doctors can all be found at the Indistrial Commission. If you hire a workers compensation attorney they can also do it for you.
I hope this helps and that you continue to heal.
In short, yes. I suggest you see a workers' comp attorney though. Most will do a free consultation for issues like this.
(licensed only in Mississippi; this answer is for educational purposes only and by no means creates an attorney-client relationship)
Thank you for your inquiry. If the injury happened within the last month, you wouldn't need to reopen the case. You need to call the industrial commission of Arizona and confirm that the claim was filed; if the claim was accepted, pick out a doctor you'd like to see and file a request to change doctors with the industrial commission. Also, it is wrongful to terminate an employee based on their filing a worker's compensation claim. You may want to seek a consultation with an employment lawyer as well.
Thank you for your question. As my colleague Mr. Fendon stated, you should verify that your claim was filed and determine if it has been accepted. If it has been accepted, you can find a physician of your choosing and file a request to change physicians with the Industrial Commission of Arizona. I would try to get the medical records to show the new doctor you choose. If your vision is deteriorating, I would recommend that you consult with an attorney. Best of luck.
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