Safford, AZ asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for New Mexico

Q: I got a little burn at work nothing big at all , can I refuse medical treatment on my behalf if I can

If I have to go to a hospital can i refuse medical treatment

2 Lawyer Answers

Peter N. Munsing


A: Get it seen to. Why? Because unlike health insurance there's no deductible or copay. If the burn gets infected you'll pay;.

not sure why the reticence but get it checked out.

Joshua Bradley

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: Every person that is of capable mind may refuse medical treatment. Your injury may be minor now, but you may have subsequent issues or complications with the injury. Therefore, it is best to get it looked at by a medical professional now.

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