If I Am Injured On The Job Can I Choose The Doctor Who Treats Me?
At reasonable times, which may be as often as every 60 days, the insurer can ask you to be examined by a doctor of its choice. The insurer must give you at least 10 days` notice of the doctor`s appointment. It can change its examining doctor only one time, unless you agree in writing to see a different doctor. If the insurer`s doctor sends you to a specialist, this is not a change of the insurer`s doctor. The insurer pays all reasonable costs for the examination. If you do not go to an examination, the insurer may stop compensation payments until you see the doctor.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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