If injured on the job, can I choose my own doctor and is there a limit to the number of doctors my employer must pay for?

You may seek, and your employer is liable for, medical treatment from two doctors of your own choosing for a particular injury.  You may also consult and treat with doctors to whom you are referred by your first two doctors.  If you go beyond the two doctors of your own choosing and those to whom they refer you, this treatment is at your own expense, including all prescriptions, tests or hospital care that the additional doctor orders.  The two doctor limit does not include doctors your employer asks you to consult.

It is generally in your best interest to select your own physician, surgeon and hospital rather than an employer appointed doctor, as your doctor will hold your interests foremost.

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