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

You have the right to select a doctor of your and your employer cannot interfere in any way with this right.

You will not be permitted to change doctors without obtaining written permission for a change. This rule does not apply to cases transferred after emergency or first aid treatment, cases transferred to a specialist by the original attending doctor or cases where an unforeseen emergency develops which requires special facilities and skills not available to the attending physician or hospital.

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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