There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding whether you can choose your own doctor after a work injury. Sometimes, your employer may try to bend the truth to get you to see a doctor of their choosing. Others will flat out lie to you that you are not allowed to pick your own doctor.
The reality is that these regulations vary state by state. A skilled Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney will have the information you need to understand your rights after a work injury in the state.
Minnesota Work Comp Law
If you are injured at work, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law gives you the right to visit a doctor of your own choice. These medical expenses should also be paid for if your work injury claim is granted.
Your employer may try to sway you to see a certain specialist. They may say something like, “We’ll call to set up an appointment for you,” or “Here’s the number for our company’s work injury doctor.” However, do not be fooled by these tactics.
Your best interests and your company’s best interests are most likely not aligned. They may want you to see a doctor of their choice to avoid additional costs. However, it’s crucial that you make an appointment with one that will both help you heal and provide you with the documents you need to get reimbursed.
Choosing the Right Doctor
You may feel inclined to visit your primary care doctor after a work injury. But this doctor may not be entirely familiar with the workers’ comp claims process and providing you with the documents needed to move along your case. Others may even flat out refuse to write a work injury report.
The best way to ensure you see the right doctor after a work injury is by contacting a local workers’ compensation attorney. At Midwest Disability, we work directly with doctors across the state and can provide you with options for ones that are best at:
- Filling out the required work injury report
- Closely examining the entirety of your injuries
- Filing a fair diagnosis
If you need help finding a doctor to treat your work injury in Minnesota, the legal team at Midwest Disability is here to help point you in the right direction. We will work directly with you and your doctor to expedite the workers’ comp claims process so you can start receiving benefits as soon as possible.
Contact Midwest Disability at (763) 325-1995 to schedule your free case review.