Our Massachusetts workplace accident attorneys have learned that the Department Industrial Accidents has changed its policy on missed appointments for impartial workers’ compensation medical examinations.
Now when an administrative judge or the judge’s administrative assistant receives notice of a cancelation at least 48 hours in advance, the department shall reschedule the exam without charging the $100 missed appointment fee. Missed appointments or appointments canceled less than 24 hours in advance will not be rescheduled until the unit manager receives the miss appointment penalty.
However, if the injured worker misses an exam due to an unavoidable emergency, the worker may be eligible for a fee waiver.
Source: Massachusetts: Department cancels missed appointment fees, RiskandInsurance.com, July 29, 2010
Contact our Massachusetts workers’ compensation law firm if you have been denied workers’ compensation.