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Can I Be Treated By My Own Doctor And, If Not, Can I Trust A Doctor Provided By My Employer?

You have the right to select your doctor after a workers' compensation accident.



You're absolutely entitled to your choice of medical providers if you've been hurt at work, or otherwise. Certainly under Maryland law, if you're hurt at work, and you sustained an injury in the scope and course of your employment, you're entitled to lifetime medical treatment -so long as there's medical evidence that that condition you're suffering from, even many years down the line, so long as it's related to that original workplace injury. You're absolutely entitled to select the doctor that provides that treatment for you. Now, that decision might not necessarily be honored initially by the insurance company and litigation might be necessary. You might need to secure an order from a worker's compensation commissioner directing the insurance company to pay for that specific doctor -but the choice is yours.

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Eric T Kirk

After graduating with honors from Albany Law School in New York, Eric Kirk has spent most of his 25 year legal career battling insurance companies to secure fair and just compensation for his clients in Maryland, New York, and Florida.