When you get hurt on the job, the employer should provide you with a posted panel of physicians (if the injury is not an emergency). This panel is a list of doctors that you are allowed to go see under the workers’ compensation coverage provided by the insurer of the employer. You may have seen this list around a breakroom or other frequented areas of the workplace. The panel should be placed in an obvious, conspicuous position, so workers can have access to it if needed.
There are several other rules associated with the posted panel of physicians, but if one is not posted, technically you should be able to go see a doctor of your choosing. If you are concerned about not being able to see a doctor because you have not been allowed access to a posted panel of physicians, call me for a free consultation to discuss your case. www.berelc.com
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