Lately, we have heard from many injured workers (IW) complaining that their case managers are telling them they cannot switch doctors when the IW is unhappy with current treatment. This is an outright lie, unless the employer is self-insured under the worker's compensation act (and there are exceptions here too). Thus, if you are an IW that does not care for the doctor you are treating with under your worker's compensation claim, know that you have a right to change physicians. Please free to contact Don Fendon or myself and we will be glad to consult with you on this issue and any other worker's compensation and/or Social Security Disability questions you have. Talk to you soon.
Matt Fendon, Esq.