Company Doctors in Workers’ Compensation Cases

If you have been injured, you may be required to see an independent doctor. Check out this video about company doctors in workers’ compensation cases.

Question:

Am I required to see the company doctor after a work-related injury?

Answer:

Recently, someone in North Carolina called me and said that they had been injured on the job and that they were receiving workers’ compensation checks. The employer was insisting that they go to the company doctor. If you have an accepted claim in Richmond County, NC, the employer has the right to direct your medical treatment; however, you may have some rights to get an independent medical exam. You will probably need an attorney to assist you with that.

In fact, if you allow the insurance company to pick your independent medical exam all by themselves, it’s a trap because they’re just going to pick another doctor that has the same philosophy as the doctor that you’re treating with and is going to protect the employer. You need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to assist you in picking a doctor for your own independent medical evaluation to check the company doctors. If you find yourself in that situation, you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney; however, if you have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney assess your case from top to bottom, you may find that the employer is bluffing and is directing you to their doctor even when they haven’t accepted your case and they’ve tricked you into thinking that they have.

You need an Company Doctors in Workers' Compensation Casesexperienced workers’ compensation attorney to check that out for you so that you can find out where you really stand in the legal sense as well as where you stand in the everyday world. Contact our office and let us review your case and evaluate what your true legal position is so that we can help you with an employer that’s sending you to doctors that frankly are distant to you and seem to be more concerned about the employer or getting their surgical fees than really taking care of you. Call us; let us fight for you.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured at work in North Carolina and have questions about company doctors in workers’ compensation cases? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC worker’ compensation lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

We will fight for you and your family.

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