Medical Exams Ordered by the BWC

by Kara Dolan-West | Apr 01, 2015 | Medical Care Benefits

Revised Code § 4123.53 permits the Administrator of the Bureau of Workers’ compensation or the Industrial Commission to compel any employee “claiming the right to receive compensation to submit to a medical examination, vocational evaluation, or vocational questionnaire at any time, and from time to time at a place reasonably convenient for the employee.” The Administrator or the Commission may order such examinations to resolve issues of fact and credibility, and it is within their discretion to choose the physician. The statute authorizes the payment to the claimant of all necessary and actual expenses incurred in attending an examination.

Medical examinations scheduled by the Commission or Bureau pursuant to Revised Code 4123.53 do not limit the right of any party or authorized participant in the claim to obtain further examinations.

If you would like to find out more about travel reimbursement for any travel you have completed in an effort to comply with a Commission ordered medical examination, please contact The Bainbridge Firm, LLC.

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