When you have a work-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation should cover your medical treatment. But you need to follow the rules in your state for selecting the doctor who will treat your injury and for changing doctors if you’re not satisfied with the medical care you’re receiving. Follow the links below for more information about the procedures in certain states for choosing and switching treating doctors.
Finding a Treating Doctor in Your Workers' Compensation Case
Learn about tips for finding the right doctor to treat your work injury, as well as state rules that could limit your choice of physicians.
How to Select and Change Treating Doctors in Your California Workers’ Comp Case
Learn about the rules in California for choosing a doctor to treat your work-related injury or illness.
Changing Doctors in Your Workers' Compensation Case
Learn whether and how you can change doctors in your workers' comp case.
Role of the Treating Doctor in Your Workers' Compensation Case
Reasonable and necessary medical care is one of your most valuable workers’ comp benefits. It’s important to choose a doctor who will not only treat your injuries, but also advocate on your behalf in your workers’ comp case.
Seeking Medical Treatment for a Work-Related Injury
Find out when, where, and how to get medical treatment in your workers’ comp case.
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What Is an Independent Medical Examination and How Will It Affect My Workers' Compensation Case?
The outcome of independent medical exams can have a big impact on whether you get workers’ comp benefits—and how much. Learn more about who chooses the doctors, what happens during the exam, and how to challenge the doctor’s report.
How to Handle Your Workers' Compensation Independent Medical Examination
Learn tips on what to do before, during, and after an independent medical examination in your workers' comp case.