If I Am Injured On The Job Can I Choose The Doctor Who Treats Me?
You are entitled to make one change of doctors. However, you need to notify the insurance carrier or selfinsured employer as soon as possible of the change.
A referral from your treating doctor to another doctor is not considered a change. Nor is a change from an emergency room doctor to a private doctor. Once doctor care has begun, emergency room visits are prohibited except in cases of: (1) doctor referral or (2) threat to life.
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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