If I sustain a work injury, can my employer ask me to undergo a medical evaluation by a medical doctor of their choosing?

Yes.  Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, your employer or their representative has the right to ask you to be examined by a doctor of their choice and, even though their doctor may differ or disagree with your treating physician, your employer or their representative has the right to base their decisions and actions in your claim on their doctor’s opinion.

The requested examination must be scheduled at a reasonable time and place.  Your employer pays for this examination.  Your employer must also pay for travel expenses and meals reasonably incurred.  Furthermore, you and your attorney are entitled to a copy of the examination report.

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