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

With few exceptions, the employer/insurance carrier has the right to direct medical care in Indiana. In most cases, the employer provides a physician, free of charge, for the treatment of an employee`s injuries.

If the employer fails to provide reasonable and necessary medical treatment, the employee may go to any physician. Ind. Code 22­3­3­4(d). However, if the employer/carrier refuses to pay for the treatment, the employee or the medical provider may have to file with the Board to seek reimbursement.

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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