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.

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