Downers Grove, IL asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois

Q: Husbands been on Workmen's Comp since 1978, needs additional surgery recommended by Doctor.

Can workmen's comp deny surgery?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Charles Candiano

Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Absolutely! The doctor MUST explain how the need for surgery is related to the original injury.

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