If I Am Injured On The Job Can I Choose The Doctor Who Treats Me?

When the employee selects a physician, the commission shall not authorize a change of physician unless the employee first establishes to the satisfaction of the Workers` Compensation Commission that there is a convincing reason or circumstance justifying a change.

If the employer selects a physician, the claimant may petition the Workers` Compensation Commission one time only for a change of physician.

At times, the employer and or the Workers` Compensation Commission may require you to submit to a physical examination another qualified physician, designated or approved by the commission. If you refuse to participate in this examination, you may lose your right to further compensation.

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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