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

The injured worker has the freedom to choose his treating physician and he may switch from one specialty of care to another without having to seek approval of the employer or insurance company. You must, however, have permission to switch from one provider to another within the same field of specialty. There may come a time when your employer will require you to be examined by a physician of his choice. Your failure to submit to any reasonable examination may cause your compensation payments to be temporarily suspended until you do so.

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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